The Equality Act 2010 (Designation of Institutions with a Religious Ethos) (England and Wales) Order 2010

Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 1915

Equality, England And Wales

The Equality Act 2010 (Designation of Institutions with a Religious Ethos) (England and Wales) Order 2010

Made

26th July 2010

Laid before Parliament

30th July 2010

Coming into force

1st October 2010

The Secretary of State for Education makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 12 to the Equality Act 2010(1):

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Equality Act 2010 (Designation of Institutions with a Religious Ethos) (England and Wales) Order 2010 and comes into force on 1st October 2010.

Designation of institutions with a religious ethos

2.  For the purposes of paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 12 to the Equality Act 2010 the institutions specified in the Schedule are designated as institutions with a religious ethos.

Nick Gibb

Minister of State

Department for Education

26th July 2010

Article 2

SCHEDULE

  • Aquinas Sixth Form College, Stockport

  • Cardinal Newman College, Preston

  • Carmel College, St Helens

  • Christ The King Sixth Form College, Lewisham

  • Holy Cross Sixth Form College, Bury

  • Loreto College, Manchester

  • Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, Leeds

  • St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Brislington, Bristol

  • St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, London W10

  • St David’s Catholic College/Coleg Catholig Dewi Sant, Cardiff

  • St Dominic’s Sixth Form College, Harrow on the Hill

  • St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, Clapham

  • Saint John Rigby Catholic Sixth Form College, Orrell, Wigan

  • St Mary’s College, Blackburn

  • St Mary’s Sixth Form College, Middlesbrough

  • Xaverian Sixth Form College, Manchester

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates sixth-form colleges in England and Wales as institutions with a religious ethos to which paragraph 5 (1) of Schedule 12 to the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Section 91 of the Equality Act 2010 provides that it is unlawful for an institution to discriminate in relation to the admission of students to further and higher education. The effect of the designation is that an institution will be permitted, in relation to the admission of students, to give preference to persons of a particular religion or belief in order to preserve the institution’s religious ethos. This exception does not apply to admissions to courses of vocational training.