Dear Department for Education,
Please provide me a list of all independent schools and academies in the UK along with the heads/bursars name & email address
Dear Ms Hand
Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2017-0009014.
Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Dear Jess Hand
I refer to your request for information, which was received on 16 February
2017. You requested “ a list of all independent schools and academies in
the UK along with the heads/bursars name & email address”. I have dealt
with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A copy of the information is enclosed for Independent Schools and
Academies in England. We do not hold information about schools in Wales
or Scotland where separate arrangements are in place. Contact details for
the Welsh Government can be found at-
and for the Scottish Government at-
The Department for Education does not collect information about bursars in
independent schools. Head teacher details and school email addresses are
however included in the data released.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) collects information for the head of
organisation for academies, UTCs, studio schools and free schools
including the name and email address and we have answered this request by
providing these details. The EFA does not collect bursars contact details.
I have enclosed the data you requested with a small number of email
addresses removed. These are where the only details that we hold are
individuals’ personal email addresses. These are the personal data of the
individuals concerned, and so we have applied section 40(2). Personal data
is that which relates to a living individual who can be identified from
that data, or from that data and other information which is likely to be
in, or to come into, the possession of the requestor. Disclosure of this
information would contravene a number of the data protection principles in
the Data Protection Act 1998, and would be regarded as ‘unfair’. By that,
we mean the likely expectations of the data subject that his or her
information would not be disclosed to others and the effect which
disclosure would have on the data subject. Section 40(2) is an absolute
exemption and is not subject to the public interest test.
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.
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re-used under the Open Government Licence
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please see The National Archives website
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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
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months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.
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Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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