The Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) Regulations 1996

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2083

The Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) Regulations 1996

6th August 996

Laid before Parliament
9th August 1996

Coming into force
1st September 1996

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 17 and 232(5) and (6) of the Education Reform Act 1988(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st September 1996.

Revocation and transitional provision

2.—(1) The Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) Regulations 1994(2) are hereby revoked.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), regulation 4 of those Regulations (and the provisions of regulation 1 of, and the Schedule to, those Regulations so far as they relate to regulation 4) shall have effect in relation to the school year beginning in 1996 and any pupil who enters the first year of the fourth key stage in that year as if regulation 4(2)(b) of those Regulations referred to an examination to be held in that school year.

(3) In this regulation “school year” has the meaning given to that expression in section 3(6) of the Education Reform Act 1988, and the reference to the fourth key stage is, subject to the operation of section 3(4) to (6) of that Act, a reference to the period set out in paragraph (d) of section 3(3) of that Act.

James Paice
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department for Education and Employment
6th August 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations revoke, with effect from 1st September 1996, the Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions) Regulations 1994. They make transitional provision in relation to the 1996–97 school year for pupils entering the fourth key stage in that year.

1988 c. 40.

S.I. 1994/2112.