The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 was the major education legislation passed by the incoming Labour government of Tony Blair. This Act:
- imposed a limit of 30 on infant class sizes.
- abolished grant-maintained schools, introducing foundation status.
- provided for a schedule of fully selective state schools (grammar schools), and set up a procedure by which local communities could vote for their abolition. No grammar schools have yet been abolished using this mechanism.
- prohibited the expansion of partial selection.
- introduced an Admissions Code and the office of Schools Adjudicator to enforce this Code and consider objections to admission arrangements.
- expanded on the requirement that "each pupil in attendance at a community, foundation or voluntary school shall on each school day take part in an act of collective worship" of a “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character” for community schools.
 See also
 Further reading
- Trowler, P, 1998, Education Policy: a Policy Sociology Approach, Gildridge Press, Eastbourne. ISBN 978-0-9533571-0-9.