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The Minister for the Cabinet Office has the power, under section 11 of the Charities Act 2006, to amend Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993 to confer exempt charity status on a particular charity or class of charities. This Order confers exempt charity status on the governing bodies of foundation, voluntary and foundation special schools, on foundation bodies and on other bodies connected with such schools, and on sixth form college corporations. It makes related consequential amendments to primary and secondary legislation.
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