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Education Act 2011

Section 51: repeal of provision changing name of pupil referral units

257.Section 51 repeals section 249(1) and (2) of ASCLA 2009, which have not been brought into force.

258.Section 249(1) provides that “pupil referral units” established in England under section 19(2B) of EA 1996 would, from the date when the section came into force, be known as “short stay schools”. Subsection (2) of this section repeals section 249(1), meaning that they will continue to be known as pupil referral units.

259.Section 249(2) empowers the Secretary of State to make orders to amend primary or secondary legislation so that legislation applying to pupil referral units would continue to apply notwithstanding the change of name effected by section 249(1). With the repeal of section 249(1), 249(2) is no longer needed.

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