Online safety costs

Electra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Acland Burghley School, London

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Dear Acland Burghley School, London,

I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education" guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you will be able to help by providing the following information:

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or provided by the LEA?

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data centre, etc.)

4. What is the total duration of your web filtering contract? (e.g. 1 year, 3 years, etc.)

5. What is the total amount paid by the school for the web filtering system over your whole contract period? (i.e. If you had answered question 4 as "3 years" and pay £1000 per year, the answer to this question would be £3000.)

6. Do the costs quoted in question 5, include anything besides web filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

7. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the costs quoted in question 5 include the hardware that the filtering software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the answer would be "no.")

8. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

9. How many students does the school have?

10. How many staff does the school have?

11. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

Thank you very much for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Electra Morrell

Sent request to Acland Burghley School, London again, using a new contact address.

School Business Manager, Acland Burghley School, London

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Dear Electra

 

I am writing to respond to your request for information received by the
school on 14 November 2017.

 

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall
Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter,
etc.)

We use Webscreen 2.0 provided by LGfL as recommended by the LEA.

 

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or
provided by the LEA?

Purchased by the school

 

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's
premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data
centre, etc.)

Offsite

 

4. What is the total duration of your web filtering contract? (e.g. 1
year, 3 years, etc.)

5 years

 

5. What is the total amount paid by the school for the web filtering
system over your whole contract period? (i.e. If you had answered question
4 as "3 years" and pay £1000 per year, the answer to this question would
be £3000.)

It is part of a bundle of services, so we are unable to give a specific
cost relating to web filtering.

 

6. Do the costs quoted in question 5, include anything besides web
filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection
itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

Yes

 

7. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the
costs quoted in question 5 include the hardware that the filtering
software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools
can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the
answer would be "no.")

N/a

 

8. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

300Mbs

 

9. How many students does the school have?

954

 

10. How many staff does the school have?

140

 

11. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me
evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

2015

 

I trust that our response is useful.

 

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our response and if you wish to do so please set out in writing your
grounds of appeal (within 2 months of this letter) and send it to
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Road, London NW5 1UJ and your appeal will be dealt with through our
Internal Review procedure. If you are still not satisfied following the
Internal Review, you have a right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner’s Office. They can be contacted at: [2][email address],
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, or telephone: 0303
123 1113. The ICO website [3]www.ico.gov.uk may be useful.

 

Kind regards

 

Director of Operations

 

020 7485 8515

[4][Acland Burghley School, London request email]

 

 

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