Local education authority
Local education authorities (LEAs) are the local councils in England and Wales that are responsible for education within their jurisdiction. The term is used to identify which council (district or county) is locally responsible for education in a system with several layers of local government. Local education authorities are not usually ad hoc or standalone authorities, although the former Inner London Education Authority was one example of this.
This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. The reason given is: Local Education Authorities in England and Wales were abolished in 2010 under The Local Education Authorities and Children’s Services Authorities (Integration of Functions) Order 2010. Statutory duties of LEAs are now undertaken by the director of Children's Services within each local authority district (LAD). The director’s responsibilities also include Children's Social Services (CSS) - Office for National Statistics (Other geographies). (February 2020)