1 Citation, commencement, and application

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as The Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 27th March 2007.

(2)    These Regulations apply only in relation to England.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 27 March 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Amendment of Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999

2Amendment of Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999

(1)    The Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999 are amended as follows.

(2)    After regulation 8 insert—

“8A Publication by education authority

No later than 1st May in the determination year, an education authority shall publish the following information in a newspaper circulating in the locality of the education authority, namely—

(a)    the extent to which admission arrangements have been determined for maintained schools in the area of the education authority;

(b)    the fact that copies of the determined admission arrangements are available for inspection at the offices of the education authority and at such other places and by such other means as the education authority considers appropriate;

(c)    the fact that a person within regulation 8(c) of The School Admissions (Alteration and Variation of, and Objections to, Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2007 is able to refer an objection to the adjudicator under regulation 9(1)(c) of those Regulations;

(d)    the address to which such objection should be referred;

(e)    the date by which it must be referred; and

(f)    the fact that further information about the determined arrangements and the ability of a parent to object may be obtained from the education authority including the address and telephone number for such contact.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 27 March 2007: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Jim Knight

Minister of State

Department for Education and Skills

26th February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999 in relation to England, and come into force on 27th March 2007.

The Regulations insert a provision requiring a local education authority to publish, in a newspaper circulating in the authority's locality, information relating to the admission arrangements for maintained schools in their area. The prescribed information includes the fact that certain parents may object to the adjudicator on the ground that a school's admission arrangements do not comply with the School Admissions Code or Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (school admissions). This is a new right of objection prescribed by The School Admissions (Alteration and Variation of, and Objections to, Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2007, which Regulations come into force on the same day as these Regulations.

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