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Freedom of Information Act 2000: guidance for schools

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Last updated on 12 July 2017
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Is there any guidance for schools on the Freedom of Information Act? In this article, we look at guidance from the ICO on information that schools must publish, how to handle a request, how much to charge for a request and when you can refuse requests for information.

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Contents

  1. 1 Freedom of Information Act 2000
  2. 2 Information to be published
  3. 3 Information about governors
  4. 4 Handling requests
  5. 5 Charging for a request
  6. 6 Refusing a request

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