Education Act 1998

F66 [ Definitions

60

60. In this Part

Act of 2000 means the Equal Status Act 2000 ;

admission statement has the meaning assigned to it by section 61 ;

annual admission notice has the meaning assigned to it by section 63 ;

applicant means the parent of a student or, in the case of a student who has reached the age of 18 years, the student, who has made an application for admission to a school;

board includes a committee established under section 44 (1) or 44 (7) of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 ;

independent person in relation to a school, does not include

( a ) the patron of the school,

( b ) a member or former member of the board of the school,

( c ) a teacher, former teacher, other member of the staff or former other member of the staff of the school,

( d ) an applicant or a parent of a student in the school, or

( e ) a spouse, civil partner (within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 ), child, parent, brother or sister of a person specified in paragraph (a) , (b) , (c) or (d) ;

intake group means the intake of students for the most junior class or year in a school, which in the case of a school with an early intervention class or an early start pre-school class specified in a list published by the Minister from time to time, does not include such class;

oversubscribed , in relation to a school, means

( a ) in respect of the intake group of the school, that the number of students seeking admission to the intake group is greater than the number of places being made available by the school in respect of the intake group concerned,

( b ) in respect of a special class, that the number of students seeking admission to the special class is greater than the number of places being made available by the school in respect of the class concerned, or

( c ) in respect of any other class or year, that the number of students seeking admission to the class or year is greater than the number of places being made available by the school in respect of the class or year concerned;

school means a recognised school other than a recognised school that is situated in a hospital or approved centre (within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 2001 ) which is specified in a list of such schools published by the Minister from time to time;

school year , in relation to a school, means the period commencing on the day the school reopens for tuition after the school s summer holidays and ending on the last day in the following year that the school is open for tuition before the commencement of the school s summer holidays for that year;

special class means a class that has, with the approval of the Minister, been established by a school to provide an education exclusively for students with a category or categories of special educational needs specified by the Minister;

special educational needs has the same meaning as it has in the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 ;

student means a person in relation to whom an application for admission to a school has been made;

waiting list shall be construed in accordance with section 62(7)(i) . ]