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A reference guide to the law affecting independent schools, explaining what laws are relevant, their effect on how a school is organised and the pitfalls, which it illustrates with case studies that are frequently drawn from the educational sector. The information is set in context with an historical account of the growth and regulation of independent schools over the years.
The text covers: the Children Act and the welfare of pupils; the Charities Acts and the school constitution; discrimination law and its impact on school admissions; contract law and obligations to parents; tort law and the duty of care; and appointing senior staff.