Please ask for: Kelly Leeson
FOI Reference: 13373734
Date: 19 May 2020
Dear Mr Fuerst
Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000, relating to the Kent Test. Please accept my sincere apologies for the
delay in responding to your request: I appreciate that the Council has not complied with
statutory timescales on this occasion. Please see the response below:
For all pupils in primary/ junior schools (including independent ones) who took
the Kent Test in September 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, could you please provide
the following information
1: Year in which the test was taken (from the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 range).
2. Pupil Kent Test scores for Maths, English, and Reasoning components of the
KCC do not release the scores of individual children due to the risk that an individual
could identify their own data in the report, which would amount to a breach of the Data
Protection Act 2018 on the grounds that it is personal information, and accordingly falls
outside of the scope of this Authority’s disclosure obligations by virtue of section 40(2)
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
3: Pupil ethnicity
You had previously released similar information by gender. If possible, I would
like the same format, but with ethnicity instead of gender.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this information as Kent County Council does
not collect ethnicity information as part of the Kent Test registration process and we are
not aware of any work that has been done to match registrations with any ethnicity data
KCC may hold elsewhere so the requested dataset is not held.
If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied with
legislation, you have 40 working days from the date of this response to ask for a review.
You can do this by following our complaints process; details can be found at this link https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/complaints-and-compliments#tab-10
website. Please quote reference 13373734.
If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner, who oversees compliance with both the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Details of what you need to do,
should you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the Information
Commissioner’s website https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/,
or you can phone the
ICO Helpline on 0303 123 1113.
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services