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Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues an twelfth notice to modify pupil registration requirements for temporary pupils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Secretary of State for Education issues a twelfth notice to modify pupil registration requirements for temporary pupils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On 28 April 2020, the Secretary of State for Education issued a notice modifying section 3 of the Education Act 1996 in the context of pupil registration (section 434 of the Education Act 1996). The specified time period of that notice was 1 May to 31 May 2020. Ten subsequent notices were issued modifying section 3 of the Education Act 1996 in the same way for June 2020 to March 2021. The eleventh notice ends on 31 March 2021. The Secretary of State for Education has now issued a twelfth notice modifying section 3 of the Education Act 1996 in the context of pupil registration (section 434 of the Education Act 1996) for April 2021.

This notice is relevant to all schools.

It modifies pupil registration requirements so that a child is not to be registered as a pupil at a school merely because education is provided for them at the school on a temporary basis for reasons connected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Other important duties and responsibilities that exist with regards to pupils in general continue to apply in relation to pupils who are attending a school other than the school at which they are registered as pupils. The new notice applies from 1 April to 30 April 2021.

Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Secretary of State for Education can issue notices to temporarily disapply or modify statutory requirements where this is an appropriate and proportionate action relating to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Published 30 April 2020
Last updated 26 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice April 2021'.

  2. Added 'Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice March 2021'.

  3. Added 'Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice February 2021'.

  4. Added the Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice January 2021.

  5. Added 'Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice December 2020'

  6. Added 'Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice November 2020'.

  7. Added a sixth notice for October 2020.

  8. Added a fifth notice for September 2020.

  9. Added a fourth notice for August 2020.

  10. Added a third notice for July 2020.

  11. Added a second notice for June 2020.

  12. First published.