A private company (limited by shares or by guarantee) is no longer required to hold an annual general meeting, under the Companies Act 2006. There is therefore no provision made for annual general meetings in the model articles on the assumption that most small private companies will take advantage of this change in the law.
Company directors of existing companies should be aware however that although the law no longer requires them to hold annual general meetings, their articles of association might - if these have not been changed by special resolution by the company. Members of such companies may, therefore, still anticipate an annual general meeting being held.
Also if the members of a new company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 wish the company to hold annual general meetings, they may wish to include provisions for annual general meetings eg those contained in the model articles for public companies.