(1)In this Act—
“the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;
“community or foundation special school” means a community special school or a foundation special school;
“enactment” includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation;
“subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30).
(2)Subject to subsection (4), EA 1996 and the provisions of this Act specified in subsection (3) are to be read as if those provisions were contained in EA 1996.
(3)The provisions of this Act referred to in subsection (2) are—
(a)section 5 (school improvement partners);
(b)Part 2 (establishment, alteration or discontinuance of schools in England);
(c)section 39 (general restriction on selection by ability);
(d)Part 4 (schools causing concern: England);
(e)Part 7 (discipline, behaviour and exclusion);
(f)section 166 (collaboration arrangements: maintained schools and further education bodies).
(4)Where an expression is given for the purposes of any provision falling within subsection (3) a meaning different from that given to it for the purposes of EA 1996, the meaning given for the purposes of that provision is to apply instead of the one given for the purposes of that Act.
(5)Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act or in any Act amended by this Act to a community, foundation or voluntary school or a community or foundation special school is to such a school within the meaning of SSFA 1998.