The education system of England and Wales is underpinned by detailed statutory provisions1: however, there is no civil right in the United Kingdom to receive an education suitable to one's needs2 and nor does the general right to education extend to education in any particular institution3. Similarly, whilst both the Secretary of State and local authorities must have regard to the general principle that pupils are to be educated in accordance with the wishes of their parents, parental choice is not determinative of a child's education: indeed, this principle extends only so far as is compatible with the provision
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