Inner area

James Thomas made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames

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Dear The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames,

Please could you provide information on:

1. How many applicants took the Stage 1 and Stage 2 tests in 2019?
2. How many applicants from the inner area took the Stage 1 and Stage 2 examination from the time that the inner catchment was introduced?

Kind Regards
James Thomas

Rosemary Jubraj, The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames

2 Atodiad

Dear James

 

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information request. The school has 20
term-time days in which to respond and you will therefore receive the
school’s response to your questions by Monday 9 December.

 

I will be in touch again in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

Rosemary Jubraj

Clerk to the Governors

 

[1]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [2][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[3]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [4]twitter

 
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Rosemary Jubraj, The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames

2 Atodiad

Email sent on behalf of Ian Keary, Headteacher

 

Dear James

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email received 11 November 2019 in which you
have asked to be provided with the following:

 

1. How many applicants took the Stage 1 and Stage 2 tests in 2019?

2. How many applicants from the inner area took the Stage 1 and Stage 2
examination from the time that the inner catchment was introduced?

 

With respect to question 1, I have very carefully considered your request
and I consider that the information you have requested is exempt from
disclosure under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the
grounds that the information you have requested is intended for future
publication.

 

The School confirms that the information requested is held and has a
settled expectation that the information is intended for future
publication on the School website in September 2020
[1]http://www.tiffingirls.org/Our-School/Ad...  This
information is not currently published as the admissions process for entry
to the school September 2020 is live until the start of the 2020-21
academic year. The timeframe of the current admissions round is in
accordance with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Code.

 

As this is a qualified exemption, I am also required to consider whether
it is in the public interest to disclose the information requested. Under
Section 10(3) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am extending the
time limit in order to make such considerations.  I will therefore inform
you of the outcome of my considerations within 20 school days of this
email. 

 

With respect to question 2, the information you have requested is not held
by the school as applications are held by the local authority of each
resident applicant. We have responded with the information we hold about
our testing process in order to provide you with a similar response:

 

For entry to Year 7 Number of candidates from the Number of candidates
September: Inner Area * who sat the Stage from the Inner Area *
One Test who sat the Stage Two
Test
2016 149 49
2017 147 51
2018 189 72
2019 184 65

 

* parents stated they were living permanently at an address within the
Inner Area on the day they registered for the Stage One Test

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ian Keary

Headteacher

 

[2]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [3][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[4]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [5]twitter

 

 

 

From: Rosemary Jubraj
Sent: 11 November 2019 13:21
To: [6][FOI #618734 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Inner area

 

Dear James

 

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information request. The school has 20
term-time days in which to respond and you will therefore receive the
school’s response to your questions by Monday 9 December.

 

I will be in touch again in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

Rosemary Jubraj

Clerk to the Governors

 

[7]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [8][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[9]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [10]twitter

 
Please note that this email and any attachments(s) to it are confidential.
Unless you are the intended recipient, you may not use, copy or disclose
either the message or any information contained in the message. If you are
not the intended recipient, please notify me immediately and delete this
email. Thank you.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Rosemary Jubraj, The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames

2 Atodiad

Email sent on behalf of Ian Keary, Headteacher

 

Dear James,

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request dated 11 November 2019, I
am writing to inform you of the outcome of the public interest test.

 

On 6 December, I informed you that the information you have requested is
exempt from disclosure under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 on the grounds that the information you have requested is intended
for future publication. As this is a qualified exemption, I have also
considered whether it is in the public interest to disclose the
information requested and, on balance, I have concluded that it is in the
public interest to maintain the exemption.  I have considered that there
may be a public interest in prospective parents and students being aware
of the number of girls who sat the entrance tests for entry to the school
in September 2020 before the current admissions process has concluded, as
this would promote transparency in the admissions process.  However, I
consider that this is outweighed by the need to ensure that the integrity
of the testing system is maintained, given that we are a publicly funded
school which is significantly oversubscribed. The integrity of the
admissions testing process is fundamental to ensuring the process is
conducted in a fair manner and publishing any information during a current
admissions process could have an impact on parental choice of schools they
name on their application to secondary schools and the order in which they
name them. It may also influence parental decision-making after the offer
of a school place has been made.

 

As such taking into account the above, in these circumstances I am afraid
I am unable to agree to your request.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, you
may ask me to review my decision in the first instance, by writing to me
within 20 school days of receipt of this letter requesting a review.  If
you remain unhappy after that, you have a right of appeal to the
Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone number
0303-123-1113 (local rate) or 01625-545745 (national rate).  There is no
charge for lodging an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ian Keary

Headteacher

 

[1]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [2][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[3]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [4]twitter

 

 

 

From: Rosemary Jubraj
Sent: 06 December 2019 11:23
To: [FOI #618734 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Inner area

 

Email sent on behalf of Ian Keary, Headteacher

 

Dear James

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email received 11 November 2019 in which you
have asked to be provided with the following:

 

1. How many applicants took the Stage 1 and Stage 2 tests in 2019?

2. How many applicants from the inner area took the Stage 1 and Stage 2
examination from the time that the inner catchment was introduced?

 

With respect to question 1, I have very carefully considered your request
and I consider that the information you have requested is exempt from
disclosure under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the
grounds that the information you have requested is intended for future
publication.

 

The School confirms that the information requested is held and has a
settled expectation that the information is intended for future
publication on the School website in September 2020
[5]http://www.tiffingirls.org/Our-School/Ad...  This
information is not currently published as the admissions process for entry
to the school September 2020 is live until the start of the 2020-21
academic year. The timeframe of the current admissions round is in
accordance with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Code.

 

As this is a qualified exemption, I am also required to consider whether
it is in the public interest to disclose the information requested. Under
Section 10(3) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am extending the
time limit in order to make such considerations.  I will therefore inform
you of the outcome of my considerations within 20 school days of this
email. 

 

With respect to question 2, the information you have requested is not held
by the school as applications are held by the local authority of each
resident applicant. We have responded with the information we hold about
our testing process in order to provide you with a similar response:

 

For entry to Year 7 Number of candidates from the Number of candidates
September: Inner Area * who sat the Stage from the Inner Area *
One Test who sat the Stage Two
Test
2016 149 49
2017 147 51
2018 189 72
2019 184 65

 

* parents stated they were living permanently at an address within the
Inner Area on the day they registered for the Stage One Test

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ian Keary

Headteacher

 

[6]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [7][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[8]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [9]twitter

 

 

 

From: Rosemary Jubraj
Sent: 11 November 2019 13:21
To: [10][FOI #618734 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Inner area

 

Dear James

 

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information request. The school has 20
term-time days in which to respond and you will therefore receive the
school’s response to your questions by Monday 9 December.

 

I will be in touch again in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

Rosemary Jubraj

Clerk to the Governors

 

[11]tiffin The Tiffin Girls’ School

Richmond Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT2 5PL

020 8546 0773  |  [12][The Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames request email]  | 
[13]www.tiffingirls.org  |  [14]twitter

 
Please note that this email and any attachments(s) to it are confidential.
Unless you are the intended recipient, you may not use, copy or disclose
either the message or any information contained in the message. If you are
not the intended recipient, please notify me immediately and delete this
email. Thank you.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir