Freedom of information

Freedom of information

Freedom of information: publication scheme

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 Commissionerโ€™s Office (ICO).

Schools must adopt the ICOโ€™s model scheme and make it publicly available.

Please click here to download the ICOโ€™s model publication scheme

Our published guide to information

Schoolsย 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

Please click here to view our published guide to information