Education Act 1964

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Education
  • repealed
  • Education Act 1964: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(a) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
79 Attendance at religious instruction or observances not compulsory


No pupil enrolled at a State primary school shall be required to attend or take part in any such instruction or observances if any parent or guardian of the pupil does not wish the pupil to take part therein and makes his or her wishes known in writing to the principal of the school.


Any parent or guardian who has given such an indication of wishes may at any time withdraw it.

Compare: 1962 No 129 s 3