The Education Act 2005 (Commencement No.1 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Education Act 2005 on 1st August 2005, 1st September 2005, 3rd October 2005 and 1st November 2005. The provisions are listed in articles 2 to 9. Article 10 and the Schedule make transitional provision and savings.

Article 2 relates to provisions which contain regulation making powers for childminding and day care. Articles 3, 4 and 5 relate to provisions concerning school inspections, removal of requirements for governors' reports and parents' meetings, school profiles, provision and funding of higher education in maintained schools, admission arrangements to make special provisions for looked after children and attendance at alternative educational provision. Article 3 relates to provisions which apply to England only. Article 4 relates to provisions which are to come into force in relation to England only. Article 5 relates to provisions which are to come into force in relation to England and Wales.

Articles 6 and 7 relate to provisions concerning the inspection of childminding, day care and nursery education. Article 6 relates to provisions which are to come into force in relation to England only. Article 7 relates to provisions which are to come into force in relation to England and Wales.

Articles 8 and 9 relate to provisions concerning the funding of maintained schools.

Article 10 and the Schedule to the Order relate to transitional provisions and savings in relation to reports of school inspections under the School Inspections Act 1996 where the school has been identified as causing concern and governors' reports and the school profile for maintained nursery schools. Paragraph 6 of the Schedule saves the regulation making power in section 47(2)(g) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 for the purpose of allowing regulation 28 of the Financing of Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2004 to remain in force until those regulations are revoked.