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(1) Section 482 of the Education Act 1996 (city technology colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (2)(c)—
(a) omit “either”, and
(b) after “arts” insert “or on a subject area mentioned in subsection (2A)”.
(3) After subsection (2) insert—
“(2A) The subject areas are—
(a) modern foreign languages;
(b) visual arts, performing arts or media arts (or any combination of them);
(d) any subject specified by order by the Secretary of State.”
(4) In subsection (3) after paragraph (b) insert
(c) as a city academy, if the emphasis of its curriculum is on a subject area mentioned in subsection (2A).”
(5) After subsection (3) insert—
“(3A) A school established on or after the relevant day and which would otherwise, by virtue of subsection (3), be known as a city technology college or a city college for the technology of the arts may instead, if the person carrying it on so chooses, be known as a city academy.
(3B) Before entering into an agreement under this section in relation to a school to be known as a city academy, the Secretary of State must consult the local education authorities referred to in subsection (3C) about the establishment of the school.
(3C) The authorities are—
(a) the local education authority in whose area the school is to be situated, and
(b) if the Secretary of State thinks a significant proportion of the pupils at the school is likely to be resident within the area of another local education authority, that authority.”
(6) After subsection (5) insert—
“(6) For the purposes of subsection (3A) the relevant day is the day on which section 130 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 comes into force.”
(7) This section does not apply to schools in Wales.
Royal Assent: 28 July 2000: see s 154(5)(b).