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Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953

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6Provision of education at non-maintained schools and payment of tuition and boarding fees for pupils attending thereat

(1)For the purpose of fulfilling their duties under the principal Act, a local education authority shall have, and be deemed always to have had, power to make, with the approval of the Minister, arrangements for the provision of primary and secondary education for pupils at a school not maintained by them or another local education authority.

(2)Where, in pursuance of arrangements made by a local education authority by virtue of the foregoing subsection or section thirty-three of the principal Act, primary or secondary education is provided for a pupil at a school not maintained by them or another local education authority, the authority by whom the arrangements are made—

(a)shall, in the following cases, that is to say—

(i)where the pupil fills a place in the school which the proprietors of the school have put at the disposal of the authority and the school is one in respect of which grants are made by the Minister under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section one hundred of the principal Act,

(ii)where the authority are satisfied that, by reason of a shortage of places in schools maintained by them and schools maintained by other local education authorities, being schools to which the pupil could be sent with reasonable convenience, education suitable to the age, ability and aptitude of the pupil cannot be provided by them for him except at a school not maintained by them or another local education authority,

(iii)where, in a case not falling within either of the two foregoing sub-paragraphs, the authority are satisfied that the pupil requires special educational treatment and that it is expedient in his interests that such treatment should be provided for him at a special school not maintained by them or another local education authority,

pay the whole of the fees payable in respect of the education provided in pursuance of the arrangements ;

(b)shall, where board and lodging are provided for the ipupil at the school and the authority are satisfied that education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude cannot be provided by them for him at any school unless board and lodging are also provided for him (either at school or elsewhere), pay the whole of the fees payable in respect of the board and lodging.

(3)The powers conferred on a local education authority by subsection (1) of this section shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the powers conferred on them by the principal Act.

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