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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Explanatory Note

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In this Order—

(a)Part II provides for the making of grants in respect of pre-school education;

(b)Part III makes new provision for the admission of children to grant-aided schools in place of Part IV of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;

(c)Part IV amends the law relating to the provision of transport for certain pupils attending grant-aided schools and institutions of further education, the nomination of representatives of transferors and superseded managers to the Board of Governors of certain controlled secondary schools, the financing of certain services to schools and appeals from decisions of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.

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