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The Education (School Curriculum and Related Information) (Wales) Regulations 1991

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2.  –

(1) In these Regulations:–

“the 1986 Act” means the Education (No. 2) Act 1986(1);

“the 1988 Act” means the Education Reform Act 1988;

“education authority” means a local education authority;

“Her Majesty’s Inspector” means an inspector appointed by Her Majesty undersection 77(2) of the Education Act 1944(2);

“maintained school” means–

(a)

any county or voluntary school;

(b)

any maintained special school which is not established in a hospital; and

(c)

except in relation to a local education authority, any grant-maintained school;

“primary education” does not include such education provided in a middle school;

“relevant education authority”, in relation to a school, means the education authority by whom the school is maintained;

“school” means a school maintained by an education authority other than a nursery school;

“special educational needs”and

“special educational provision”have the same meanings as in the Education Act 1981(3);

“scheme of work” means any written document other than a syllabus describing the content and organisation of any course of study to be followed by pupils at the school.

(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations, any reference to a numbered paragraph is to the paragraph of that regulation bearing that number, any reference in a paragraph to a sub-paragraph is a reference to a sub-paragraph of that paragraph, and any reference to a numbered Schedule is to the Schedule bearing that number in these Regulations.

(3) In these Regulations any reference to the date up to which parents may express a preference for a school is a reference to the date by which, in accordance with arrangements made by the relevant education authority in pursuance of section 6(1) of the Act of 1980, a parent wishing education to be provided for his/her child in the exercise of the authority’s functions should express such a preference.

(4) For the purposes of any reference in regulations 5(3) and (4), 6(2), 7(2) and (4) and 12(2) to the school year to which particulars or information relate, particulars of such arrangements as are mentioned in the following provisions of section 8 of the Act of 1980, namely–

(a)subsection (1)(c) (education authority’s admission arrangements);

(b)subsection (1)(c) (education authority’s arrangements for the expression of parental preferences and appeals against admissions decisions);

(c)subsection (2)(a) (admission arrangements made by the governors of an aided or special agreement school); and

(d)subsection (2)(b) (arrangements so made for appeals against admissions decisions);

shall be treated as relating not to the time when a preference may be expressed, an application for admission made or a right of appeal exercised but to the school year in which a child would be provided with education or admitted as a registered pupil at a school.

(5) For the purposes of any such reference:–

(a)the information specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2, so far as it relates to the chairman of the governors and is correct at the date specified for the purposes of regulation 12(2), shall be deemed to relate to the school year to which the rest of the information specified in the said paragraph relates, and

(b)the information specified in sub-paragraph (1)(d) of paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 relating to public examinations shall be deemed to relate not to the year there mentioned but to the school year to which the rest of the information specified in the said paragraph relates.

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