Citation, commencement and application

1

This Order may be cited as The School Admissions Code (Appointed Day) (England) Order 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 February 2007: (no specific commencement provision).

2

2

This Order applies only in relation to England.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 February 2007: (no specific commencement provision).

Appointed Day

3

Appointed Day3

The day appointed for the coming into force of the School Admissions Code (a copy of a draft of which was laid before each House of Parliament on 8th January 2007) is 28th February 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 February 2007: (no specific commencement provision).

Signature

Jim Knight

Minister of State

Department for Education and Skills

27th February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order appoints 28th February 2007 as the day on which the School Admissions Code, issued pursuant to sections 84 and 85 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (“SSFA 1998”) by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, comes into force. The new Code applies only in relation to England.

The new Code imposes requirements and includes guidelines setting out aims, objectives and other matters in relation to the arrangements for admission to schools.

It replaces the previous School Admissions Code of Practice which came into force on 31st January 2003.

Under section 84(3) of SSFA 1998, it is the duty of local education authorities, the governing bodies of maintained schools, admission forums, appeal panels and the schools adjudicator when exercising functions under Chapter 1 of Part 3 of SSFA 1998 to act in accordance with any relevant provisions of the Code. In addition, any other person, when exercising any function for the purpose of the discharge by a local education authority or the governing body of a maintained school of functions under that Chapter, must act in accordance with any relevant provisions of the Code.

Copies of the Code (ISBN 978 0 11 271193 3) may be purchased from TSO (PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GN, telephone orders 0870 600 5522, fax orders 0870 600 5533, text phone 0870 240 3701, e-mail customer.service@tso.co.uk, internet http//www.tsoshop.co.uk) and from TSO shops and accredited agents, or downloaded free of charge from the Department for Education and Skills website: www.dfes.gov.uk/sacode.

Administration of Education97 Schools98 Education Law98