1999 No. 129
EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (School Attendance Targets) (Modification) Regulations 1999
21st January 1999
Laid before Parliament
25th January 1999
Coming into force
16th February 1999
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 144(1) and 2(f) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (School Attendance Targets) (Modification) Regulations 1999, and shall come into force on 16th February 1999.
(2) In these Regulations “the 1998 Act” means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
(3) A reference in these Regulations to a county, voluntary, maintained special, grant-maintained or grant-maintained special school shall be construed in accordance with the Education Act 1996(2).
Modification of section 63 of the 1998 Act
2. Until 1st September 1999(3) section 63 of the 1998 Act shall have effect as if the references in that section to a maintained school were references to–
(a)a county, voluntary or maintained special school, or
(b)a grant-maintained or grant-maintained special school.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department for Education and Employment
21st January 1999
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Section 63 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 gives power to the Secretary of State to make regulations relating to the setting of school attendance targets by governing bodies of maintained schools.
The 1998 Act defines “maintained school” by reference to the new categories into which schools maintained by local education authorities will be divided on or after the day appointed by the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 20 of the Act, namely 1st September 1999. These Regulations modify references in section 63 of the Act to a maintained school so that, until that date, they will be construed as references to a school falling within one of the categories of maintained school provided for in the Education Act 1996.
1998 c. 31.
1996 c. 56.
1st September 1999 is the appointed day for the purposes of section 20 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998: see S.I. 1998/2083.