Day Nurseries and First schools including all Pupil Referral Units within the UK

Clive Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Education

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Department for Education fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Department for Education,

Please can you provide the following information for all Day
Nurseries and First schools including all Pupil Referral Units
within the UK.

I would like a list of all the names of Seniors Contacts/Heads,
email address of contact, address, telephone number, plus the
school's URN number.

Please can the information be provided in a spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Clive Smith

Department for Education

Dear Mr Smith


Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
correspondence has been allocated reference number 2016-0004883.


Thank you


Department for Education

Ministerial and Public Communications Division

Tel: 0370 000 2288



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Department for Education

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Dear Clive

Thank you for your request for information received on 22 January 2016. You requested:

“”Please can you provide the following information for all Day Nurseries and First schools including all Pupil Referral Units within the UK.

I would like a list of all the names of Seniors Contacts/Heads, email address of contact, address, telephone number, plus the school's URN number”.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The department`s list of early years providers in England is populated by two sources:

1. Edubase for local authority nursery schools, and
2. The Early Years Census (EYC) for information on private, voluntary and independent nurseries (PVI).
(EYC -

Edubase and nursery schools

A csv file containing data from EduBase as at 4 February 2016 is enclosed.
EduBase does not hold individual Head Teacher or school staff email information, we have supplied you with the school email address where possible.

Further information on the terms used within this extract can be found in the EduBase glossary:

Private voluntary and independent providers

With regards to information the department holds on PVI nurseries: the department does not hold a list of all PVI nurseries registered in England, only those which receive funding in relation to the funded early education entitlement.

A csv file containing a list of private and voluntary providers (excluding childminders) as at January 2015 is attached

The location data provided includes the local authority and the establishment’s postcode. The department does not collect the establishment’s full postal address or the email address.

The list also excludes details of the person in-charge, email of person in-charge and email of the institution. The contact information in the EYC is provided to the department specifically for the purposes of facilitating the data collection. The contact details provided are not necessarily those of the senior contact or manager, and are often that of admin staff, teaching staff, accountants or IT suppliers. Some email addresses and telephone numbers appear to be the member of staff’s personal contact information (e.g. [email address]). The department believes that these are the personal data of the individuals concerned, and that the relevant names, telephone and email addresses should be withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA. Section 40(2) provides for personal data to be exempt from disclosure where its disclosure would infringe the rights of individuals and contravene any of the data protection principles under the Data Protection Act 1998. This is an absolute exemption in these circumstances which means that it does not require a test to balance the public interest in releasing the information against that in withholding it.

The department acknowledges there is a genuine need for this information but must balance this with its duty to protect personal information. The department has taken steps to update the EYC guidance to explain that contact details provided in the 2016 EYC could be made available if requested under the FOIA and therefore appropriate contact details should be provided with this in mind.

Ofsted publish similar information which you may find useful. This can be found at

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

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If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original consideration of your request.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Yours sincerely


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