The Education Act 1993 was an act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom following the publication of the Major government's education white paper Choice and Diversity: a New Framework for Schools. The act was meant to bring further diversity, accountability and autonomy for schools by expanding the amount with grant-maintained status and enabling secondaries to become specialists in non-core subjects, giving parents more choice.[1] The act also defined special needs in education, greatly expanded the powers of the Education Secretary (in place of the LEAs') and established the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The act was the longest piece of educational legislation in British history until the assent of the larger Education Act 1996, which also repealed the act.[2] The Education Act 1996 consolidated the Education Act 1993.[3]

Education Act 1993
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to amend the law about education.
Citation1993 c. 35
Territorial extent England and Wales
Royal assent27 July 1993
Commencement1 August 1993
Repealed1 November 1996
Other legislation
Repealed byEducation Act 1996
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

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  1. ^ Dorey, Peter (27 July 2016). The Major Premiership: Politics and Policies under John Major, 1990–97. Springer. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-349-27607-3.
  2. ^ "Education Act 1993 - full text". Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Judgments - Burridge v. London Borough of Harrow and Others". Retrieved 29 January 2022.

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