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INFORMATION COMPLIANCE TEAM 
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD 
 
 
 
Ref. FOI/20200330/2 
 
28 April 2020 
Reply to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 
Your reference  Email dated 30 March 2020 
Request 
Can you please supply some information regarding admission for PPE in the 2020 
cycle for each college, namely: 
 
For each college/PPH: 
1. The number of applications 
2. The number of applicants interviewed 
3. The number of offers made 
4. The number of overseas applications 
5. The number of overseas applicants interviewed  
6. The number of overseas offers made  
7. The number of deferred-entry applications  
8. The number of deferred-entry applicants interviewed  
9. The number of deferred-entry offers made  
10. Average TSA score (Section 1/ section 2). 
 
Dear Mr Williams, 
I write in reply to your request for the above information. 
Please find this information in the attached spreadsheet. 
Your request is for detailed individual level data. We consider that disclosure of this information in 
the form requested might enable those with access to other information or knowledge to identify 
individuals and learn new information about those individuals. For this reason, we have redacted with 
an asterisk (*) where there were fewer than three individuals. 
In taking these measures, we are applying the exemption in section 40(2) of the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA). Section 40(2) provides an exemption from disclosure for information that is 
the personal data of an individual other than the requester, where disclosure would breach any of the 
data protection principles in Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We 
consider that disclosure of the information requested in the exact form requested would breach the 
first data protection principle, which requires that personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and in a 
transparent manner. Disclosure would be unfair to the individuals concerned, as it would be contrary 
to their reasonable and legitimate expectations. They would not reasonably expect that information 
relating to their application to Oxford would be made public under the FOIA without their consent.  
For the disclosure of personal data to be lawful, it must have a lawful basis under Article 6 of the 
GDPR. There are six possible lawful bases in Article 6; we do not consider that any of them would be 
satisfied in respect of the disclosure. 



 
The exemption in section 40(2) is an absolute exemption and is not subject to the public 
interest test provided for in section 2(2)(b) of the FOIA. To the extent that the public 
interest is relevant in this case, the University considers it is satisfied by the information provided. 
INTERNAL REVIEW 
If you are dissatisfied with this reply, you may ask the University to review it, by writing to the Head 
of Information Compliance by e-mail at xxx@xxxxx.xx.xx.xx. A request for internal review should be 
submitted no later than 40 working days from the date of this letter. 
THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER 
If, after the internal review, you are still dissatisfied, you have the right under FOIA to apply to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in 
accordance with the FOIA. You can do this online using the Information Commissioner’s complaints 
portal: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/. 
Yours sincerely, 
Information Compliance Team