Education Act 1996 (c. 56)
8After section 537A insert—
“537AAApplication of sections 537 and 537A to certain part-time educational institutions in England
(1)Sections 537 and 537A (powers of the Secretary of State to require information from governing bodies etc) apply in relation to a relevant part-time educational institution as they apply in relation to an independent school.
(2)In the application of sections 537 and 537A by virtue of this section—
(a)references to a pupil at an independent school are to be read as references to a student at a relevant part-time educational institution;
(b)references to the proprietor of an independent school are to be read as references to the person or body of persons responsible for the management of a relevant part-time educational institution.
(3)In this section—
(a)“relevant part-time educational institution” means an independent educational institution in England that is not an independent school;
(b)“independent educational institution” has the same meaning as in Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 (see section 92 of that Act);
(c)“student” has the same meaning as in that Chapter (see section 138 of that Act).”