Education and Inspections Act 2006


32Interpretation of Part 2E+W

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(1)In this Part, except where the contrary intention appears—

  • adjudicator” is to be read in accordance with section 25(3) of SSFA 1998;

  • discontinue”, in relation to a maintained school, is to be read in accordance with section 15(8);

  • foundation”, in relation to a foundation or voluntary school, has (subject to sections 25(8) and 27(8)) the meaning given by section 21(3) of SSFA 1998;

  • local education authority”, in relation to a school maintained (or proposed to be maintained) by a local education authority, means that authority;

  • maintain”, in relation to a maintained school, has the same meaning as in SSFA 1998;

  • maintained school” means any of the following schools in England—


    a community, foundation or voluntary school,


    a community or foundation special school, or


    a maintained nursery school;

  • prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

  • regulations” means regulations made under this Part by the Secretary of State.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, a foundation or voluntary school has a religious character if it is designated by order under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as a school having such a character.