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(1)This section applies if an Academy order has effect in respect of a school.
(2)The local authority must cease to maintain the school on the date (“the conversion date”) on which the school, or a school that replaces it, opens as an Academy (“the Academy”).
(3)If the school is a selective school, section 1(6)(c) (requirement to provide education for pupils of different abilities) does not apply in relation to any Academy arrangements to be entered into in relation to the school or a school that replaces it.
(4)For this purpose a school is a “selective school” if its admission arrangements make provision for selection of pupils by ability, and—
(a)its admission arrangements are permitted to do so by section 100 of SSFA 1998 (permitted selection: pre-existing arrangements), or
(b)the school is designated under section 104 of SSFA 1998 (designation of grammar schools).
Section 99(5) of SSFA 1998 applies for the purposes of this subsection as it applies for the purposes of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of SSFA 1998.
(5)The relevant independent school standards are to be treated as met in relation to the Academy on the conversion date.
(6)“The relevant independent school standards” are the independent school standards (as defined in section 157(2) of EA 2002) that are applicable to the Academy on the conversion date.
(7)Subsection (8) applies if the school is a foundation or voluntary school which is designated by order under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as a school having a particular religious character.
(8)The Academy is to be treated, on the conversion date, as designated by order under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as an independent school having that religious character.
(9)Nothing in any of the following provisions applies in a case where a local authority cease to maintain a school as a result of an Academy order—
section 30 of SSFA 1998 (notice to discontinue school);
sections 15 to 17 of EIA 2006 (procedure for discontinuance of schools).
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