Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) (Independent Schools) (England) Regulations 2003 come into force

Implementation date: 1 October 2003

The Regulations set out the procedure to be followed when the Secretary of State designates an independent school as having a religious character in an order under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, section 69(3) as applied to independent schools by section 124B. The Regulations also set out the circumstances in which the Secretary of State must make an order designating the independent school as having a religious character. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.