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Federation process of maintained schools

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The Federation of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2014 which came into force on 22 May 2014 give effect to local authorities powers to federate schools.

Schools already have powers to federate by choice under provisions introduced in 2010. These powers have now been consolidated into the 2014 Regulations.

Statutory guidance containing information and practical advice to governing bodies and local authorities on the federation process has been issued to support the regulations.