The Education (School Leaving Date) Order 1997

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1997/1970/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1997-08-08

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 1970

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Education (School Leaving Date) Order 1997

Made
8th August 1997

Laid before Parliament
11th August 1997

Coming into force
1st September 1997

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 8(4) of the Education Act 1996(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, hereby make the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Education (School Leaving Date) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st September 1997.

2.  The school leaving date for 1998 and for successive years shall be the last Friday in June.

Stephen Byers
Minister of State,
Department for Education and Employment
31st July 1997

Peter Hain
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Welsh Office
8th August 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order provides for the school leaving date for 1998 and successive years to be the last Friday in June. This date applies for the purpose of determining, in accordance with section 8(3) of the Education Act 1996, when a person ceases to be of compulsory school age.

(1)
1996 c. 56.
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