The Freedom of Information Act gives you the opportunity to request information which we keep. We are committed to being open and transparent.
How to request information:
You can submit a Freedom of Information request electronically via the request form here.
Alternatively, to make a request by post please write to:
Freedom of Information Request
Please ensure you include your full name, address and telephone/email contact details if available.
Information about specific academies
All FOI inquiries are managed by ALAT. If you have a specific question about information held by one of our academies please contact us directly, as indicated above. Alternatively our academies will forward FOI requests they receive to ALAT.
What happens when we receive your request?
We will acknowledge your request as soon as possible. If your request is particularly complex we will assess how long it is likely to take to retrieve the relevant information. If it is more than 18 hours of staff time we will levy a charge. In this case we will write to you to advise you of the cost and you can decide whether or not to continue. To view our charging policy, please click here.
Are there any exemptions?
There are a range of exemptions that could apply, for example if releasing information breaches commercial confidence or if there are other legal issues preventing disclosure. We will write to you if this applies.
You have the right to appeal the decision in writing to ALAT in the first instance, and then to the Information Commissioner’s office (www.ico.gov.uk) if you think the decision is unreasonable.