18(1)Section 77 of SSFA 1998 (control of disposals or changes in use of school playing fields) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (2B)—
(a)omit “or” at the end of paragraph (a);
(b)after paragraph (b), insert “or
(c)to a disposal in pursuance of—
(i)a transfer scheme under paragraph 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 to the Academies Act 2010 (transfer to person concerned with running of Academy), or
(ii)a direction under paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to that Act (direction to transfer to local authority or person concerned with running of Academy, where Academy order made).”
(3)In subsection (3)—
(a)in the opening words, for “subsections (4) and” substitute “ subsection ”;
(b)in the opening words, for “(2B)(a) or (b)” substitute “ (2B)(a), (b) or (c) ”;
(c)at the end insert “ , or by an Academy for the purposes of the Academy ”.
(4)Omit subsection (4).
(5)After subsection (4A), insert—
“(4B)On receiving an application for consent under subsection (1) or (3), the Secretary of State may direct that the playing fields, or any part of them, be transferred to a person concerned with the running of an Academy, subject to the payment by that person or the Secretary of State of such sum by way of consideration (if any) as the Secretary of State determines to be appropriate.”