This book provides a comprehensive account of the law relating to schools in England and Wales. The book includes all relevant parts of the "Education Reform Act 1988", which introduced sweeping reforms in the public sector of education. These reforms have been reflected in the curriculum, school admissions, local financial management of schools (or LMS) and grant-maintained schools. The book also deals with many other legal provisions generally considered to be of importance to the running of schools, covering areas such as school government, special education needs, school attendance, care and supervision of pupils and discipline. Other themes such as staffing, schools budget shares under LMS, parental involvement and equal opportunities feature prominently. The book should be of interest to lawyers, education inspectors and administrators, head teachers and parents.