The Corporation was established under the Education Reform Act 1988 for the purpose of conducting the operations of The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD). The powers of a Higher Education Corporation (HEC) are defined in Section 124 of the 1988 Act as amended by the Further and Higher Education (FHE) Act 1992, and subject to any relevant regulations, orders or directions made by the Secretary of State of Privy Council. These powers included the power to provide higher and further education and to carry out research and to publish the results of such research.
The School is a Higher Education Provider and educational charity, with exempt status for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993 as amended by the Charities Act 2006 and 2011. It is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS) in its capacity as Principal Regulator. NSCD has charitable purposes and applies them for the public benefit. It must comply with the general law of charity. The Northern School of Contemporary Dance was a member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) from 2003 to July 2022 but became independent on 1 August 2022.
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In line with its Instrument and Articles the School has determined a Governance Structure and Rules and By-laws.Governance Structure Standing Orders
The Board of Governors is responsible for:
The Board has established a number of committees to assist it in effectively carrying out its responsibilities.