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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

January 2022

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

Our school must respond as soon as possible, and in any event, within 20 working days of the date of receipt of a Freedom of Information Act request. When calculating the 20 working day deadline, a “working day” is a school day (one when students are in attendance), subject to an absolute maximum of 60 normal working days (any day excluding Saturdays, Sundays or bank holidays) to respond.

Requests should be submitted in writing by email (  or letter to the Head Teacher.