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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Qualified duty to secure education in ordinary school of child for whom board maintains statement of special educational needs

7.—(1) Any person exercising any functions under this Part in respect of a child—

(a)for whom a board maintains a statement under Article 16, and

(b)who should be educated in a grant-aided school,

shall secure that, if the conditions mentioned in paragraph (2) are satisfied, the child is educated in an ordinary school.

(2) The conditions are that—

(a)the board is not required under Schedule 2 to specify in the statement under Article 16 the name of a special school, and

(b)educating the child in an ordinary school is compatible with—

(i)his receiving the special educational provision which his learning difficulty calls for,

(ii)the provision of efficient education for the children with whom he will be educated, and

(iii)the efficient use of resources.

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