Private Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to change the statutory definition of an independent school so that it includes educational provision solely for children who have not reached the age of compulsory education.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department has no plans to introduce such legislation. Educational provision which is solely for children who have not reached compulsory school age is normally regulated by Ofsted as an early years setting, if it meets the criteria for registration under the Childcare Act (2006).

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