1998 No. 1583
EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
25th June 1998
Laid before Parliament
1st July 1998
Coming into force
1st September 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 485, 489(1) and 569(4) of the Education Act 1996(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment hereby makes the following Regulations:—
1. These Regulations—
(a)may be cited as the Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) (Amendment) Regulations 1998;
(b)shall come into force on 1st September 1998; and
(c)shall apply in relation to a school year beginning on or after that date.
2. The Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) Regulations 1995(2) shall be amended as specified in regulations 3 and 4 below.
3. In Schedule 1—
(a)in paragraph 8, in sub-paragraphs (3) and (5), for “£1,230” in each place where it occurs, there shall be substituted “£1,265”,
(b)in paragraph 13(2), for “£8,723” there shall be substituted “£8,963”;
(c)for the table in paragraph 13(3), there shall be substituted the following table—
Part of the relevant income to which specified percentage applies
Only aided pupil
Each of two aided pupils
That part which exceeds £8,814 but does not exceed £11,126
That part (if any) which exceeds £11,126 but does not exceed £15,634
That part (if any) which exceeds £15,634
(d)in paragraph 14—
(i)in sub-paragraph (2), for “£10,972” there shall be substituted “£11,275”, and
(ii)in sub-paragraph (3), for “£10,823” there shall be substituted “£11,126”;
(e)for paragraph 17(3), there shall be substituted—
“(3) Subject to sub-paragraph (6), the school shall pay uniform grant to the parents in the case of an aided pupil—
(i)who is in his first year at a school as an aided pupil, and
(ii)as regards whom the relevant income does not exceed £11,673,
of an amount equal to so much of the parents' clothing expenditure as does not exceed—
(a)£179 where the relevant income does not exceed £10,248;
(b)£134 where that income exceeds £10,248 but does not exceed £10,725;
(c)£87 where that income exceeds £10,725 but does not exceed £11,186; and
(d)£45 where that income exceeds £11,186 but does not exceed £11,673.”;
(f)for paragraph 17(5), there shall be substituted—
“(5) Except where sub-paragraph (3) applies, a school shall, subject to sub-paragraph (6), pay uniform grant in the case of an aided pupil as regards whom the relevant income does not exceed £11,186 and in such case the grant shall be of an amount equal to so much of the clothing expenditure (disregarding expenditure in respect of which a previous grant has been paid) as does not exceed—
(a)£67 where the relevant income does not exceed £10,414; and
(b)£35 where that income exceeds £10,414 but does not exceed £11,186.”; and
(g)in paragraph 19—
(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a), for “£10,148” there shall be substituted “£10,427”, and
(ii)in sub-paragraph (2)(b), for “£9,969” there shall be substituted “£10,248”.
4. In the list of choir schools in Schedule 3—
(a)after “Bristol Cathedral School” there shall be inserted “Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester”;
(b)after “Pilgrim’s School, Winchester College” there shall be inserted “Polwhele House School, Truro, Cornwall”; and
(c)there shall be omitted “St Edward’s College, Liverpool”.
Minister of State,
Department for Education and Employment
25th June 1998
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) Regulations 1995. They come into force on 1st September 1998, and have effect in relation to a school year beginning on or after that date.
Schedule 1 to the 1995 Regulations (which establishes the aided pupil scheme, sets out conditions of eligibility for aided places, and provides for remission of fees, payment of grant and administrative provisions) is amended (by regulation 3) as follows:
(a)the reduction to be made (under paragraph 8) in relevant income in respect of dependent relatives pursuant to sub-paragraphs (3) and (5) is increased to £1,265 (from £1,230);
(b)the means tests for the remission of fees (in paragraphs 13 and 14) is relaxed: the level of income at or below which fees are to be wholly remitted is set at £8,963 instead of £8,723 (in respect of boarding pupils), and £11,275 instead of £10,972 (in respect of day pupils), with corresponding increases in the extent of remission where relevant income exceeds those sums; and
(c)the means tests for uniform and travel grants (under paragraphs 17 and 19) are relaxed and the amount of grant payable is increased.
Schedule 3 to the 1995 Regulations is amended in order to add Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, and Polwhele House School, Truro to the list of choir schools in respect of which the Secretary of State is empowered to pay grant pursuant to Part IV of those Regulations. St Edward’s College, Liverpool is removed from that list (regulation 4).
1996 c. 56.
S.I. 1995/2018, amended by S.I. 1996/2036 and 1997/1967.