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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

Section 94 – Duty of governing body of maintained schools to hold meetings following petition by parents

109.This section provides out that a governing body must hold a meeting if the following four conditions are met –

  • it receives a petition requesting a meeting from whichever is the lower of:

    • the parents of 10% of registered pupils, or;

    • the parents of 30 registered pupils.

  • the meeting is for the purpose of discussing a matter relating to the school;

  • that there will be no more than three such meetings in a school year; and

  • that there are enough school days left in the school year in which to hold the meeting.

110.Upon receipt of a request the governing body must inform parents of registered pupils at the school of the date and purpose of the meeting and must hold the meeting within 25 days (as calculated in accordance with subsection (9) and (10)) of receipt of the petition.

111.The governing body must have regard to guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers on how to discharge their duty in this section.

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