The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to information held by colleges (and other public authorities).
The new Model Publication Scheme and definition document provided by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for colleges of Further Education has been adopted by Shipley College.
The College is obliged to respond in writing within 20 working days to specific requests from any individual. You can expect the College, in its response, to: state whether it holds information of the type requested, and, if so, then, subject to certain exemptions (including Data Protection principles), communicate it to you.
You may make a request for information regarding Shipley College in writing to:
Provides a list of the information routinely published by colleges which the ICO expects them to make available unless:
The Model Publication Scheme and definition document for Further Education Colleges can be downloaded from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the section for by following the links from www.ico.org.uk in the section for Freedom of Information
The information colleges routinely publish falls into the following categories – these have been determined by the ICO:
The College may make a reasonable charge for information which is not available on its website. Where a charge is to be made this will be notified in advance.
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