do not work properly without it enabled. Act Sign up for the Your Parliament newsletter to find out how you can get involved. Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you. A person ceases to be of compulsory school age at the end of the day which is the school leaving date for any calendar year—. III. (a)provide that such days in the year as are specified in the order shall be, for each calendar year, prescribed days for the purposes of subsection (2); (b)determine the day in any calendar year which is to be the school leaving date for that year. Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40) 9. Read about how to contact an MP or Lord, petition Parliament and find out details of events in your area. Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames. A number of different terms and names exist for the various schools and stages a pupil may go through during the compulsory part of their education. In 1880 a further Education Act finally made school attendance compulsory between the ages of five and ten, though by the early 1890s attendance within this age group was falling short at 82 per cent. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. But there was growing pressure for the state to provide schools in areas where none existed. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. The 1870 Education Act stands as the very first piece of legislation to deal specifically with the provision of education in Britain. Visitors are welcome to take a tour or watch debates and committees at the Houses of Parliament in London. You appear to have JavaScript disabled in your browser settings. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. The Whole either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. The Act makes it a criminal offense for parents or guardians to take their … The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. Many children worked outside school hours - in 1901 the figure was put at 300,000 - and truancy was a major problem due to the fact that parents could not afford to give up income earned by their children. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help. The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable— (a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and (b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. Schools offering Nursery (Pre-School) education commonly accept pupils from age 3; however, some schools do accept pupils younger than this. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. [F2(4)The Secretary of State may by order—. You Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. 1998/386, art. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. This date is our basedate. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a Similar provision was made for physically-impaired children in the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act of 1899. Paragraphs 3 and 4 set out the pupils to whom remote education must be provided – namely pupils who are of compulsory school age and pupils who are below compulsory school age but who would usually be taught in a class with compulsory school aged children (most commonly in a reception class). Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. The issue of making education compulsory for children had not been settled by the Act. 2, Sch. The 1876 Royal Commission on the Factory Acts recommended that education be made compulsory in order to stop child labour. Matters began to move forward, however, in 1869 when the recently formed National Education League began its campaign for free, compulsory and non-religious education for all children. Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. No versions before this date are available. 7 already repealed (1.9.1999) by 1998 c. 31, s. 140(1)(3), Sch. [F1(2)A person begins to be of compulsory school age—, (a)when he attains the age of five, if he attains that age on a prescribed day, and, (b)otherwise at the beginning of the prescribed day next following his attaining that age. Key Stage 1This stage includes pupils at the primary school aged 5 to 7 years old. 200 provisions and might take some time to download. 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