Buckinghamshire 2020 Secondary Transfer Test

The request was successful.

Dear Buckinghamshire Council,

Please provide me with the following information regarding the number of Buck State School pupils who have taken the test this year:
1. The number of pupils who have taken the test.
2. The number of the above pupils who did not have internet access or devices for online lessons during the initial Covid lockdown dates.
3. The number of pupils that were attending schools which were unable to provide online teaching during the initial Covid lockdown period.
4. The number of pupils and the dates when disadvantaged pupils were provided with devices and internet access for online learning since the start of the Covid lockdown period.
5. The number of disadvantaged pupils who have had no access to online learning from the start of the Covid lockdown until the date of their 11+ test date.

Yours faithfully,

Derek Berry

Buckinghamshire Council

 

 

 

 

Dear Derek Berry

 

Thank you for your information request received on 23 November 2020.

 

We can confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it
under the most appropriate legislation. 

Your case reference number is FOI 19211.

 

You can expect to receive a response by 21 December 2020.

 

The Council will be in touch if we need any further information.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team

Buckinghamshire Council

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Derek Berry left an annotation ()

9 Dec, I Received an email from Gareth Drawmer stating that Covid 19 workload is delaying the response.

Freedom of Information, Buckinghamshire Council

 

Dear Mr Berry

 
FOI 19211

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding the Secondary
Transfer Test.
 

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

I can confirm that Buckinghamshire Council does hold information falling
within the description specified in your request. 

 

Please find the relevant details below.

 

1. The number of pupils who have taken the test.
This is the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools data to share, please contact
them directly: [1]https://www.thebucksgrammarschools.org/c...

2. The number of the above pupils who did not have internet access or
devices for online lessons during the initial Covid lockdown dates.
Not Held

 

3. The number of pupils that were attending schools which were unable to
provide online teaching during the initial Covid lockdown period.
Not held

 

4. The number of pupils and the dates when disadvantaged pupils were
provided with devices and internet access for online learning since the
start of the Covid lockdown period.

There were 63 year 5’s (current Y6) that were given laptops through the
DfE disadvantaged cohort (those with a SW).

The laptops were distributed to schools from 29^th June 2020

 

5. The number of disadvantaged pupils who have had no access to online
learning from the start of the Covid lockdown until the date of their 11+
test date.
Not held

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If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you can contact us at [2][Buckinghamshire Council request email] or by
writing to us at

Information Governance
Buckinghamshire Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
HP19 8FF

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

 

Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
internal review procedure provided by Buckinghamshire Council. 

 

You can contact the ICO via their website
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ or by writing to them at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire

SK9 5AF 

Alternatively, you can phone them on 0303 123 1113.

 

With kind regards

 

Joanna Kelly

Freedom of Information

[4][Buckinghamshire Council request email]

 

Buckinghamshire Council
New County Offices

Walton Street

Aylesbury

Bucks
HP20 1UA

 

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DISCLAIMER FOR BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNCIL

Any views expressed in this email are those of the individual sender and
are not necessarily those of Buckinghamshire Council unless explicitly
stated.

This email and any attachments may contain confidential or privileged
information and is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity
to whom it is addressed. Any confidential, sensitive or protectively
marked material must be handled accordingly.

If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute,
copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in the email or
attachments, and all copies must be deleted immediately. If you do receive
this email in error please notify the sender immediately and note that
confidentiality or privilege is not waived or lost. 

Buckinghamshire Council may monitor the contents of emails sent and
received via its network for the purposes of ensuring compliance with
relevant legislation and the Council’s policies and procedures. All such
monitoring will take place in accordance with relevant legislation
including privacy and data protection legislation. For details of how
Buckinghamshire Council uses personal information please see the Council’s
website.

Buckinghamshire Council has scanned this email and attachments for viruses
but does not accept any responsibilities for viruses once this email has
been transmitted. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus
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3. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
4. mailto:[Buckinghamshire Council request email]

Derek Berry left an annotation ()

Bucks Council obviously had no interest in understanding how many pupils would be disadvantaged by the lack of educational resources.

The question has now been sent on to TBGS to see if they took any interest.