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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 33N: Dissolution of sixth form college corporations

352.Section 33N gives power to the Secretary of State to dissolve a sixth form college corporation and transfer the property, rights and liabilities of the corporation to another person or corporation, which may include the responsible LEA. Orders may make provision for the transfer of staff (subsection (8)). Before making an order to dissolve a sixth form college corporation and transfer assets and liabilities, the Secretary of State must consult the corporation and the responsible LEA.

353.Paragraphs 4 to 7 of Schedule 8 make amendments to the FHEA 1992 to distinguish sixth form colleges and sixth form college corporations from FE colleges and FE college corporations. Paragraph 8 of the Schedule amends the provisions of the FHEA 1992 relating to intervention in colleges to add new sections 56E to 56J.

354.Section 56D (inserted by paragraph 11 of Schedule 6) requires a LEA or the YPLA to notify the Chief Executive of Skills Funding about concerns that they have about FE colleges other than sixth form colleges. The Chief Executive must have regard to those views when considering whether to intervene.

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