Contact List for all Independent Schools in the UK

Sam Ahmed made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Education

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Dear Department for Education,

Following on the request of Mr Justin Goodchild.

Please provide me a list of all independent schools in the UK along with the heads/bursars name & email address. The email addresses for Mr Justin Goodchild's request were replaced with an x. Can you please send out a new excel spreadsheet with the email addresses showing.

This will not be distributed & is for reference purposes only.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Ahmed

Department for Education

Dear Mr/Ms Ahmed

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 2015-0045368

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dear Sam Ahmed 

Thank you for your request for information dated 8 October 2015. You requested: ‘a list of all independent schools in the UK along with the heads/bursars name and email addresses on an excel spreadsheet.’ I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The Department for Education (DfE) does not hold bursars’ names. Also, the email addresses we hold are those provided by the school for communications rather than specifically for a named person. Therefore, I have been able to supply you with the unique reference number (URN), the local authority name, school name, email address, and head teacher’s name for all independent schools in England. This information is enclosed in the attached spreadsheet.
The information I have provided was taken from Edubase. Edubase holds some information on schools in Wales which can be accessed at the following link: http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.... However, this is not broken down by type of school so I am unable to identify and provide information on independent schools in Wales. The Department does not hold information on schools in Scotland or Northern Ireland, though the following links may be helpful:
This link may also help you identify who to ask for information about schools in Wales: http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/
This link: http://www.educationinScotland.gov.uk<http://www.educationinscotland.gov.uk/> may help you identify who to ask for information about schools in Scotland.
This following link: http://www.deni.gov.uk<http://www.deni.gov.uk/> may help you identify who to ask for information about schools in Northern Ireland.
If you do not have access to the Internet at home, you may be able to use facilities at your local public library.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number 2015-0045368 in any future communications.
If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar 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.
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Claire Stephenson 

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Dear Department for Education,

Thankyou for your response. I am having the same problem whereby the email addresses in the document are all encrypted as XXXXXXXX.XXX. I think the error is due to encryption on whatdotheyknow website. Can you please send me the database to my personal gmail account. My account username is: oaj333 ("@gmail.com")

Yours faithfully,

Sam Ahmed

Dear Department for Education,

You have not replied to my request. Please can you do so promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Ahmed