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Education Act 1944

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

    1. 1.Appointment of Minister in charge of education and establishment of Ministry of Education

    2. 2.Transfer of property and functions to Minister and construction of Acts and documents

    3. 3.Seal and acts of Minister

    4. 4.Central Advisory Councils

    5. 5.Annual report to Parliament

  3. Part II THE STATUTORY SYSTEM OF EDUCATIONLocal Administration

    1. 6.Local education authorities

    2. The Three Stages of the System

      1. 7.Stages and purposes of statutory system of education

    3. Primary and Secondary Education

      Provision and Maintenance of Primary and Secondary Schools

      1. 8.Duty of local education authorities to secure provision of primary and secondary schools

      2. 9.County schools, voluntary schools, nursery schools, and special schools

      3. 10.Requirements as to school premises

      4. 11.Development plans as to primary and secondary schools

      5. 12.Local education orders with respect to primary and secondary education

      6. 13.Establishment and discontinuance of county and voluntary schools

      7. 14.Restrictions on discontinuance of voluntary schools by managers and governors

      8. 15.Classification of voluntary schools as controlled schools, aided schools, or special agreement schools

      9. 16.Transfer of county and voluntary schools to new sites, and substitution of new voluntary schools for old ones

    4. Management of Primary Schools and Government of Secondary Schools

      1. 17.Constitution of managers and governors and conduct of county schools and voluntary schools

      2. 18.Managers of primary schools

      3. 19.Governors of secondary schools

      4. 20.Grouping of schools under one management

      5. 21.Proceedings of managers and governors of county and voluntary schools

      6. 22.Powers of local education authority as to use and care of premises of voluntary schools

    5. Secular Instruction and Appointment and Dismissal of Teachers in County and Voluntary Schools

      1. 23.Secular instruction in county schools and in voluntary schools

      2. 24.Appointment and dismissal of teachers in county schools and in voluntary schools

    6. Religious Education in County and Voluntary Schools

      1. 25.General provisions as to religious education in county and in voluntary schools

      2. 26.Special provisions as to religious education in county schools

      3. 27.Special provisions as to religious education in controlled schools

      4. 28.Special provisions as to religious education in aided schools and in special agreement schools

      5. 29.Provisions as to religious instruction in accordance with agreed syllabus

      6. 30.Saving as to position of teachers

    7. Transitional Provisions as to County and Voluntary Schools

      1. 31.Transitional provisions as to the separation of primary and secondary schools

      2. 32.Transitional provisions as to the management and maintenance of voluntary schools

    8. Primary and Secondary Education of pupils requiring Special Educational Treatment

      1. 33.Education of pupils requiring special educational treatment

      2. 34.Duty of local education authorities to ascertain what children require special educational treatment

    9. Compulsory attendance at Primary and Secondary Schools

      1. 35.Compulsory school age

      2. 36.Duty of parents to secure the education of their children

      3. 37.School attendance orders

      4. 38.Additional provisions as to compulsory attendance at special schools

      5. 39.Duty of parents to secure regular attendance of registered pupils

      6. 40.Enforcement of school attendance

    10. Further Education

      1. 41.General duties of local education authorities with respect to further education

      2. 42.Schemes of further education

      3. 43.County colleges

      4. 44.Duty to attend county colleges in accordance with college attendance notices

      5. 45.Administrative provisions for securing attendance at county colleges

      6. 46.Enforcement of attendance at county colleges

      7. 47.Interim provisions as to further education

    11. Supplementary Provisions as to Primary, Secondary and Further Education

      Ancillary Services

      1. 48.Medical inspection and treatment of pupils

      2. 49.Provision of milk and meals

      3. 50.Provision of board and lodging otherwise than at boarding schools or colleges

      4. 51.Provision of clothing at schools maintained by local education authorities

      5. 52.Recovery of cost of boarding accommodation and of clothing

      6. 53.Provision of facilities for recreation and social and physical training

      7. 54.Power to ensure cleanliness

      8. 55.Provision of transport and other facilities

      9. 56.Power to provide primary and secondary education otherwise than at school

      10. 57.Duty of local education authorities to report to local authorities under 3 & 4 Geo. 5. c. 28 in certain cases

    12. Employment of Children and Young Persons

      1. 58.Adaptation of enactments relating to the employment of children or young persons

      2. 59.Power of local education authorities to prohibit or restrict employment of children

      3. 60.Effect of college attendance notices on computation of working hours

    13. Miscellaneous Provisions

      1. 61.Prohibition of fees in schools maintained by local education authorities and in county colleges

      2. 62.Duties of Minister and of local education authorities as to the training of teachers

      3. 63.Exemption from building byelaws of buildings approved by the Minister

      4. 64.Exemption of voluntary schools from rates

      5. 65.Endowments for maintenance of voluntary schools

      6. 66.Power of local education authorities to assist governors of aided secondary schools in respect of liabilities incurred before commencement of Part II

      7. 67.Determination of disputes and questions

      8. 68.Power of Minister to prevent unreasonable exercise of functions

      9. 69.Powers of Minister as to medical examinations and inspections

  4. Part III INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

    1. 70.Registration of independent schools

    2. 71.Complaints

    3. 72.Determination of complaints

    4. 73.Enforcement

    5. 74.Removal of disqualifications

    6. 75.Proceedings before Independent Schools Tribunals and matters relating thereto

  5. Part IV GENERALGeneral Principle to be observed by Minister and Local Education Authorities

    1. 76.Pupils to be educated in accordance with the wishes of their parents

    2. Miscellaneous Provisions

      1. 77.Inspection of educational establishments

      2. 78.Provision of certain ancillary services for pupils not in attendance at schools maintained by local education authorities

      3. 79.Supplementary provisions as to medical inspection and treatment

      4. 80.Registration of pupils at schools

      5. 81.Power of local education authorities to give assistance by means of scholarships and otherwise

      6. 82.Powers of local education authorities as to educational research

      7. 83.Powers of local education authorities as to educational conferences

      8. 84.Power of local education authorities to make grants to universities and university colleges

      9. 85.Power of local education authorities to accept gifts for educational purposes

      10. 86.Extension of power to make schemes under the Endowed Schools Acts, and modifications of those Acts and of 4 & 5 Vict. c. 38

      11. 87.Exemption of assurances of property for educational purposes from the Mortmain Acts

    3. Administrative Provisions

      1. 88.Appointment of chief education officers of local education authorities

      2. 89.Remuneration of teachers

      3. 90.Compulsory purchase of land and other dealings in land by local education authorities

      4. 91.Accounts of councils of county boroughs and audit thereof

      5. 92.Reports and returns

      6. 93.Power of Minister to direct local inquiries

      7. 94.Certificates of birth and registrars' returns

      8. 95.Provisions as to evidence

      9. 96.Provisions consequential on cessation of functions of former authorities

      10. 97.Modification of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 94

      11. 98.Compensation of persons prejudicially affected by this Act

      12. 99.Powers of Minister in default of local education authorities or managers or governors

    4. Financial Provisions

      1. 100.Grants in aid of educational services

      2. 101.Special financial provisions relating to Wales and Monmouthshire

      3. 102.Maintenance contributions payable by the Minister in respect of aided schools and special agreement schools

      4. 103.Power of the Minister to make grants in respect of aided schools and special agreement schools transferred to new sites or established in substitution for former schools

      5. 104.Power of the Minister to make grants in respect of aided schools and special agreement schools established for the accommodation of displaced pupils

      6. 105.Power of the Minister to make loans to aided schools and special agreement schools in respect of initial expenditure

      7. 106.Contributions between local education authorities

      8. 107.Expenses of Ministers

  6. Part V SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 108.Power to facilitate commencement of Part II

    2. 109.Power of Minister to authorise local education authorities to provide temporary assistance for voluntary schools

    3. 110.Power of Minister to adjust variations of rates consequent upon commencement of Part II

    4. 111.Revocation and variation of orders and directions

    5. 112.Regulations to be laid before Parliament

    6. 113.Notices

    7. 114.Interpretation

    8. 115.Saving as to persons in the service of the Crown

    9. 116.Saving as to persons of unsound mind and persons detained by order of a court

    10. 117.Application to London

    11. 118.Application to Isles of Scilly

    12. 119.Commencement

    13. 120.Amendment of enactments

    14. 121.Repeal of enactments

    15. 122.Short title and extent

    1. First Schedule

      Local administration

    2. Second Schedule

      Transfer to a local education authority of an interest in the premises of a voluntary school

    3. Third Schedule

      Special agreements in respect of certain voluntary schools

    4. Fourth Schedule

      Meetings and proceedings of managers and governors

    5. Fifth Schedule

      Procedure for preparing and bringing into operation an agreed syllabus of religious instruction

    6. Sixth Schedule

      Constitution of Independent Schools Tribunals

    7. Seventh Schedule

      Adjustment of variations of rates consequent upon commencement of Part II of this Act

    8. Eighth Schedule

      Amendment of enactments

    9. Ninth Schedule

      Enactments repealed

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