Education Act 1989

  • repealed
  • Education Act 1989: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(b) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
247 Certain functions of Authority in relation to entrance to universities


In addition to its other functions, the Authority has,—


in relation to the rights of people who have not attained the age of 20 years to obtain entrance to universities, the function of establishing and maintaining by any means that it considers appropriate a common educational standard as a prerequisite for entrance to a university, other than provisional entrance and entrance ad eundem statum; and


the function of consulting the universities as to the criteria to be established for provisional entrance, or entrance ad eundem statum, to universities.


A person who is refused provisional entrance or entrance ad eundem statum to a university on grounds relating to the person’s educational qualifications may appeal to the Authority against the refusal.


The Authority must consider the appeal and,—


if it is satisfied that the person meets the criteria established by the universities, as mentioned in subsection (1)(b), must allow the appeal and direct the council of the university concerned to admit the person as a student and, where appropriate, to grant the person such status as the Authority determines; or


if it is not so satisfied, must dismiss the appeal.


The council of a university must comply with a direction given to it by the Authority under subsection (3)(a).


Before establishing standards for entrance to universities, the Authority must consult the council of each university and the Vice-Chancellors Committee.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 257

Section 247: replaced, on 30 August 2011, by section 38 of the Education Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 66).