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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

Pre-school children

Section 38 – Admission of children under school age to primary school

81.Section 38(1) requires an education authority to provide primary school education for a child under school age if their parents request it, and if it is appropriate to the aptitude and ability of that child. The authority has a discretion as to the school in which they place the child.

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