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Alternative education provision and home-schooling

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please tell me:

-How many pupils were home-schooled using online tutoring paid for by the council between September 1 2017 and August 31 2018? How many of these children were primary school school age, and how many were secondary age?
-Please provide the same information (total number of pupils, broken down by primary/secondary) for the same period (Sept 1 - Aug 31) for each of these years: 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14.
-How much was spent on providing this online tutoring? Please provide the figure in pounds for each of the school years listed above (2013/14 - 2017/18), broken down by school year.
-Please provide the name(s) of the organisation(s) providing the online tutoring for home-schooled children.

Please provide this data in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,
Shanti Das

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Das

 

Your request for information ref. SOT78079

 

Thank you for your requests for information about home educated children
and off-rolling of primary school age pupils.

 

Under section 12 of the Act a local authority is able to aggregate
requests in the following circumstances:

 

·         two or more requests for information have been made to the same
public authority

·         they must be either from the same person, or from 'different
persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in
pursuance of a campaign'

·         the requests must relate to the same or similar information

·         they must have been received by the public authority within a
space of 60 consecutive working days

 

The local authority considers that your requests fall into this category
and they will therefore be aggregated into 1 request.

 

Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 17 April
2019.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate
Information Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 20
May 2019 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [2]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [3][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Das

 

Further to your recent request we would be grateful if you will clarify
your definition of “off rolled”.  Could you also please confirm that the
information requested is only for local authority funded primary schools.

 

We look forward to hearing from you so that we can continue to process
your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights Team

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Housing and Customer Services Directorate

Civic Centre   Glebe Street   Stoke-on-Trent   ST4 1HH

Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965

Email: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 18 April 2019 11:09
To: '[FOI #569373 email]'
Subject: Your request for information ref. SOT78079

 

Dear Ms Das

 

Your request for information ref. SOT78079

 

Thank you for your requests for information about home educated children
and off-rolling of primary school age pupils.

 

Under section 12 of the Act a local authority is able to aggregate
requests in the following circumstances:

 

·         two or more requests for information have been made to the same
public authority

·         they must be either from the same person, or from 'different
persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in
pursuance of a campaign'

·         the requests must relate to the same or similar information

·         they must have been received by the public authority within a
space of 60 consecutive working days

 

The local authority considers that your requests fall into this category
and they will therefore be aggregated into 1 request.

 

Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 17 April 2019.
This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information
Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation. We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 20
May 2019 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[2]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [3]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [4][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and
spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career with
comprehensive training and guidance. [5]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [6]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [7]App Store and on
[8]Google Play

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1. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
2. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/
3. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
4. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
5. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
6. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
7. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
8. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

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