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Explanatory Memorandum to Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Article 29: Admission to secondary school: exceptional circumstances

36.Article 29 inserts a new Article 16A into the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 to provide that the parents of a child can apply to a body to seek the admission of that child to a particular secondary school on the grounds that there are exceptional circumstances which require him to attend that particular school. Regulations will define exceptional circumstances and the membership of the new body. Pupils admitted to a school under exceptional circumstances will not count towards the school’s admission number or enrolment number.

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