Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Statement

Anyone has a right to request information from a public authority. Schools have two separate duties when responding to these requests:

  • to tell the applicant whether the school holds any information falling within the scope of their request; and

  • to provide that information within 20 days

For a request to be valid under the Freedom of Information Act it must be in writing, but requesters do not have to mention the Act or direct their request to a designated member of staff.  Any letter or email to a public authority asking for information is a request for recorded information under the Act.

The provisions of the Act  come into force only if:

  • you cannot provide the requested information straight away; or

  • the requester makes it clear they expect a response under the Act.

This request handling flowchart   provides an overview of the steps to follow when handling a request for information.

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