Freedom of Information
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 any member of staff, student or member of the public can request information from the school which is not personal, commercially sensitive or comes within the exemptions to the Act.
Anyone can request information. A fee may be charged for the information provided. The amount will depend on the size and complexity of the request.
The College keeps a publication scheme which sets out what kinds of information the College will make available.
How to Request Information
Requests for information should:
- Be made in writing, by email, or by downloading and completing the Information Request Form
- State clearly what information is required
- State your name and address for correspondence
- Enclose the required fee
The College will respond to the request for information within 20 working days of the receipt of the request (40 days for personal information).
Download an Information Request Form to request corporate information about the College - like meeting minutes, policies, Ofsted report, funding.
We are committed to making information easily available.
We have a list of the documents and types of information that are available.
Work is currently under way to ensure wherever possible the information and documents will be available for via the College website, or other electronic means.
Some documents are free but a fee will be charged for costs incurred in printing, copying, packaging and posting - and where the document has been subject to professional time and skill.
Where information may need to be collated or names removed under data protection legislation - a written request can be made by downloading and completing the Information Request Form.
Information will be withheld where it contains personal information, information that may damage the commercial interests of the School, information that may threaten the health or safety of specific individuals, or information that comes within the other exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A list of the exemptions can be downloaded.
Please return all requests and forms to:
Assistant Principal Management Information Systems
Essex, SS7 1TW