Freedom of Information

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

ICO MPS

 

Our published guide to information

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

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

 

ICO PM Guide