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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.

View the ICO's model publication scheme

Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.

The guide should specify:

  • the documents available
  • the format of the documents
  • any charges made for the information

View our published guide to information

If a requester needs a hard copy of any of the documents within the scheme, they should contact the School by telephone, email or letter, giving clear details of the information requested. In order to help us process the request more quickly, we recommend clearly marking any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST”. Contact details are set out below:

  • Email:                          
  • Tel: 01525 372266
  • Address: Gilbert Inglefield Academy, Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3FU

Freedom of Information Request

If the required information is not available via our publication scheme, then a Freedom of Information (FOI) request is required. This must be in writing and must contain the requestor’s name and contact details (either postal address or email address) as well as sufficient details to enable us to identify and locate the required information.

Our school must respond as soon as possible, and in any event, within 20 school days or 60 working days (whichever is shorter) from receipt of a valid request. A working day excludes Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

 Freedom of Information policy