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The Education (School Information) (Wales) Regulations 1999

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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 1GENERAL INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITIES

PART I—MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

1.  The addresses and telephone numbers of the offices of the authority to which enquiries, in respect of primary and secondary education in their area, should be addressed.

2.  The arrangements for parents to obtain the information particularised in Schedule 2 in the case of individual schools maintained by the authority other than special schools.

3.  As respects each such school other than a special school or pupil referral unit–

(a)the name, address and telephone number of the school; and

(b)the expected number of pupils at the school and their age range.

4.  The classification of each such school (other than a pupil referral unit) as–

(a)a community, foundation, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled, community special or foundation special school;

(b)a primary, middle or secondary school;

(c)a comprehensive, secondary modern, grammar or bilateral school;

(d)a co-educational or single-sex school;

(e)a day or boarding school or a school taking both day and boarding pupils;

except that for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) other terminology may be used.

5.  The affiliations, if any, of each such school with a particular religious denomination.

6.—(1) The authority’s general arrangements and policies as respects the use of the Welsh language in schools maintained by them other than foundation or voluntary aided schools–

(a)in the whole or in different parts of the authority’s area;

(b)in all such schools or in different types of schools; and

(c)by pupils of all ages or specific age groups.

(2) Particulars of any exemptions from the National Curriculum in Welsh under sections 363, 364 or 365 of the 1996 Act affecting pupils at schools maintained by them, specifying the nature of the exemption and the schools affected (but not so as to identify individual pupils affected).

7.  The authority’s arrangements for transfer between schools maintained by them, other than special schools and pupil referral units, otherwise than at a normal admission age, including, in particular–

(a)the respective functions of the authority and governing bodies of schools as respects admission on transfer; and

(b)the policy followed in deciding transfers.

8.—(1) The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of transport to and from schools (including non-maintained schools attended by pupils whose fees in respect of the education provided for them at the school are paid by the authority) including, in particular–

(a)the provision of free transport;

(b)the carriage on school buses of pupils for whom free transport is not provided; and

(c)the payment in whole or in part of reasonable travelling expenses.

(2) The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of transport to and from institutions within the further education sector including, in particular–

(a)the provision of free transport;

(b)the carriage on buses provided by the authority of students for whom free transport is not provided; and

(c)the payment in whole or in part of reasonable travelling expenses.

9.  The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of the provision of milk, meals and other refreshment including, in particular, the remission in whole or in part of charges.

10.  The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of the provision of school clothing (including uniform and physical training clothes) and the making of grants to defray expenses in respect of such clothing and, in particular, the address from which parents may obtain detailed information as to the assistance which is available and eligibility for it.

11.  The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of–

(a)the making of grants to defray expenses (other than those mentioned in paragraphs 8 and 10); and

(b)the granting of allowances in the case of pupils over compulsory school age;

and, in particular, the address from which parents may obtain detailed information as to the assistance which is available and eligibility for it.

12.  The authority’s general policy in respect of the entering of pupils for public examinations.

13.  The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs including, in particular, the arrangements for parents to obtain information about the matters mentioned in Part II of this Schedule.

14.  The arrangements for parents and others to obtain copies of and to refer to particulars of the charging and remissions policies determined by the authority under section 457 of the 1996 Act(1).

15.  Changes in respect of any matter mentioned in this Part which it has been determined will be made after the start of the school year to which the information relates.

PART II—SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROVISION

16.  The authority’s detailed arrangements and policies in respect of–

(a)the identification and assessment of children with special educational needs and the involvement of parents in that process;

(b)the provision made in special schools maintained by them and the use made by them of special schools maintained by other authorities; and

(c)special educational provision provided otherwise than at school.

17.  The authority’s arrangements and policies as respects the use of non-maintained special schools and independent schools in providing for pupils with special educational needs.

18.  The arrangements for parents who consider that their child may have special educational needs to obtain advice and further information.

19.  The authority’s arrangements and policies in respect of transport to and from schools.

20.  The authority’s arrangements and policies for persons who are over compulsory school age but have not attained the age of nineteen years and who attend any institution within the further education sector or any institution outside the further education sector and the higher education sector where a further education funding council has secured provision for such persons under section 4(3) or (5) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, in respect of transport to and from those institutions.

21.  The arrangements for parents to obtain the information particularised in Schedule 3 in the case of the special schools used by the authority which are maintained by them or other authorities.

22.  Changes in respect of any matter mentioned in this Part which it has been determined will be made after the start of the school year to which the information relates.

PART III—EXCEPTIONAL PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOL OR ELSEWHERE

23.  The authority’s general arrangements and policies in respect of the provision of education to which section 19 of the 1996 Act applies (education provided in a pupil referral unit or otherwise than at school).

24.  Particulars of any changes in those arrangements or policies which it has been determined will be made after the start of the school year to which the information relates.

(1)

Section 457 is amended by paragraph 122 of Schedule 30 to the 1998 Act.

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