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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

Section 16 – Power of Welsh Ministers to direct closure of school

26.This section replaces the intervention power in section 19 of the 1998 Act and provides the Welsh Ministers with the power to direct the closure of a school if they have the power to intervene on the basis of ground 8 (school requiring special measures). Where the Welsh Minsters direct the closure of a school under this section there is no need for a local authority to make proposals to discontinue the school under Part 3.

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