Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act, 1913

Substitution of school inspection for public examination in the case of students under fourteen.

41 & 42 Vict. c. 66.

1.(1) From and after the commencement of this Act, the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland (in this Act referred to as “the Board”) shall not hold any public examination, admission to which is confined to students under the age of fourteen years.

(2) The Board may make provision—

(a) for the inspection of intermediate schools annually with a view to ascertaining the degrees of efficiency shown in the education of pupils under the age of fourteen and not under the age of twelve years; and

(b) for the payment to managers of schools of fees dependent on the results of such inspection;

and, subject to the restrictions contained in section seven and the proviso to subsection (4) of section five of the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act, 1878, but notwithstanding anything in any other enactment, may apply the funds at their disposal to the payment of such fees accordingly.

(3) The Board in any year in respect of which provision is made by them for the payment of fees under this section shall, so far as practicable, appropriate the funds at their disposal in such a manner, that a sum not exceeding one-sixth of the total amount available in the year for the payment of fees to managers of schools may be available for the payment of fees under this section.