The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to all “public authorities” as defined in the Act, including All Saints Church of England Academy and the Ted Wragg Trust. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by us, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on us. Under the Act a public authority has two main responsibilities:
- production of a guide to the information it makes publicly available; and
- dealing with individual written requests for information and providing the information if it is not already published, or exempt from release.
The Act requires the Academy to adopt a Publication Scheme. This details the categories of information we make available on a routine basis. The Academy has adopted the latest Model Publication Scheme https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1153/model-publication-scheme.pdf produced by the Information Commissioner, the independent authority responsible for compliance with the Act. A Guide to Information has been produced in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Definition Document for Universities and other Higher Education Institutions and this is available below.
Requests and enquiries should be submitted by email to [email protected] or by post to:
All Saints Church of England Academy
Plymouth PL5 3NE