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Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010


6.The Act has three core themes and the sections are therefore grouped accordingly. Sections 1 to 11 relate to the process whereby local authorities consult on proposals for closures or other changes to schools that require consultation. Sections 12 to 14 make specific provision for closure proposals for rural schools. Sections 15 to 17 establish a system of Ministerial call-in, in relation to school closure decisions.

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