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The Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) Regulations 1999

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12.—(1) The school organisation committee shall, within two weeks of the date on which such proposals were sent to them, send to the Secretary of State a copy of all published proposals which are sent to them under section 28(6) (including proposals sent to them under section 28(6) as it has effect by virtue of Schedule 4 to these Regulations) or section 29(5) relating to mainstream schools.

(2) The school organisation committee shall notify the following persons of each decision taken under paragraph 3(2) or 5(2) or (3) of Schedule 6 or paragraph 8(2)(a) or (b) of Schedule 7 relating to a mainstream school–

(a)the persons or body who published the proposals;

(b)(if different) the local education authority who maintain the school or (in the case of a new school) who it is proposed should maintain the school;

(c)(if different) the governing body of the school to which the proposals relate;

(d)subject to paragraph (8), each objector;

(e)the Secretary of State; and

(f)where the decision is to approve proposals for the revision of admission arrangements of a grammar school such as is mentioned in section 109(1) of the Act, the designated body within the meaning of section 105(3)(c) of the Act.

(3) The school organisation committee shall notify the persons referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) and (e) of paragraph (2) if they refer any proposals or matter relating to a mainstream school to the adjudicator under paragraph 3(5) or (6), or 5(5) or (6) of Schedule 6 or paragraph 8(5) or (6) of Schedule 7.

(4) The adjudicator shall notify the persons referred to in paragraph (2) of each decision taken under paragraph 3(2) or 5(2) or (3) of Schedule 6 relating to a mainstream school.

(5) The school organisation committee and the adjudicator shall notify the persons referred to in subparagraph (a) to (d) of paragraph (2) of each decision taken under paragraph 6 of Schedule 23 or regulation 16.

(6) The school organisation committee shall notify the persons referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (2) if they refer any matter to the adjudicator under paragraph 6 of Schedule 23 or regulation 16.

(7) Where, pursuant to paragraph (2) or (5) the school organisation committee notify the persons referred to in subparagraphs (a) to (e) of paragraph (2) of a decision they shall also give reasons for that decision.

(8) Where objections to a proposal take the form of a petition (that is to say a document containing the text of one objection signed by more than one objector) the school organisation committee or the adjudicator may comply with paragraph (2) , (4) or (5) as the case may be by–

(a)notifying the person (if any) who appears to them to have arranged for the petition to be sent to the local education authority or school organisation committee; or

(b)if there is no such person, notifying the objector whose name appears first on the petition.

(9) Where proposals have been published under section 28 which by virtue of section 109(3)(b) of the Act and regulations made under that provision are of no effect, the school organisation committee shall notify the governing body which published the proposals and the local education authority.

(10) Where proposals (“proposals A”) have been sent to the school organisation committee under section 28(6) or 29(5) or paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 7, and subsequently further proposals are sent to the committee under any of those provisions or under section 31(5) of the Act, which in the opinion of the committee are related to proposals A, the school organisation committee shall notify the persons or body who published proposals A of that fact and of the effect of regulation 10(6).

(11) Paragraphs (4) and (5) shall not apply in relation to any decision provision for the notification of which is made by regulation 15 of the Education (Adjudicator’s Inquiry Procedure etc.) Regulations 1999(1).

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S.I. 1999/1286.

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