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).
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any person has a legal right to ask for access to information held by the Trust. They are entitled to be told whether the Trust holds the information, and to receive a copy, subject to certain exemptions.
Prince Regent Street Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which came into force on 1 January 2005 and which comes to include Academies by the Academies Act 2010, with effect from 1 January 2011. We are committed to the principles of accountability and the general right of access to information, subject to legal exemptions.
The information which the Trust routinely makes available to the public includes information available on the Trust and school websites. Requests for other information are dealt with in accordance with statutory guidance. While the Act assumes openness, it recognises that certain information is confidential or sensitive. There are exemptions to protect this information.
Requests under the Act are to be submitted to the CEO off the Trust and all responses will be from the Trustee Board. Requests must be made in writing (including via email), and should include the name and correspondence address of the requestee and state what information they require. They do not have to mention the Act, nor do they have to say why they want the information. There is a duty to respond to all requests, telling the enquirer whether or not the information is held, and supplying any information that is held, except where exemptions apply. There is no need to collect data in specific response to an enquiry. There is a time limit of 20 days excluding school holidays for responding to the request.