Demographic Split of School intake September 2016

Carol Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Wrexham County Borough Council

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Dear Wrexham County Borough Council,
Could you please provide the following information;
1. A list of the nationalities and number of children per category that have been registered to enter nursery education from September 2016.
2. The number of children defined as English not being their first language.
3. The number of children defined as Welsh not being their first language.
4. The amount of funding spent on additional language support for nursery children in 2013/14;2014/15 and 2015/16
5. The amount of funding spent on additional language support in Primary and Secondary schools for 2013/14 ; 2014/15 and 2015/16 shown separately.
6. The number of occasions a translator has had to be provided and the cost across education services for the same three financial years.
6. The number and names of schools broken down in % rank order that have more than 10% intake from an ethnic background.

Yours faithfully,

Carol Thomas

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

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[Subject only] RE: Freedom of Information request - Demographic Split of School intake September 2016 - OUr Ref FOI5997

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foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

Please see below clarification request from the Education department :-

Could you please go back to the applicant for clarification on the following point:

6. The number and names of schools broken down in % rank order that have more than 10% intake from an ethnic background
The remainder of the FOI relates to pupils where English is a second language but in this question you are asking about the ethnicity. Could you confirm that you are seeking information about the ethnicity of the pupils and not EAL classification

Regards

Alison

Alison Hayes
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Services/Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Gwasanaethau Cymorth Swyddfa
Corporate and Customer Services Department/Adran Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid
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Dear foi,
It is very disappointing that after the statutory period for a response the Education Department are asking for clarification on one question and not providing all of the other information when the question is self explanatory.
This is specifically about numbers of children with a diferent ethnicity and is not about language- I trust that clarofoes the postion siffucenetly to respond.
6. The number and names of schools broken down in % rank order that have more than 10% intake from an ethnic background
The remainder of the FOI relates to pupils where English is a second language but in this question you are asking about the ethnicity. Could you confirm that you are seeking information about the ethnicity of the pupils and not EAL classification

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

Dear foi,
Please inform me as to what is happening with the response to your clarification as I have neither had an acknowledgement or response to original that had not been clarified.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

Thank you for your email of 9th July I have passed this to the Education department and hope to have a response as soon as possible.

Apologies for the delay in responding

Regards

Alison

Alison Hayes
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Services/Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Gwasanaethau Cymorth Swyddfa
Corporate and Customer Services Department/Adran Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid
Fax 01978 292207 - DX  721924 - Wrexham 4

  01978 292167
   Wrexham County Borough Council, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY
   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam, Neuadd y Dref, Wrecsam LL11 1AY                           
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Dear foi,
Please note that your lack of response brings you in default of the FOI regulations - please provide update

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

Further to your recent email may I apologise on behalf of the Education department for the delay in responding to your request. Unfortunately in compiling the response the department had not interpreted the question in the way you had clarified therefore there will be a delay before the full response will be ready. The Education department have confirmed they would be able to provide a partial response if you would prefer not to wait for the full response.

Regards

Alison Hayes
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Services/Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Gwasanaethau Cymorth Swyddfa
Corporate and Customer Services Department/Adran Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid
Fax 01978 292207 - DX  721924 - Wrexham 4

  01978 292167
   Wrexham County Borough Council, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY
   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam, Neuadd y Dref, Wrecsam LL11 1AY                           
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Dear foi,

I shall await the full response provided it is produced within the defined FOI time period.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

Dear foi,
Please provide date when this information will be available

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

Dear foi,

What is the current status of this request which now excessively overdue

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

I have passed your email onto the Education department.

Regards

Alison

Alison Hayes
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Services/Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Gwasanaethau Cymorth Swyddfa
Corporate and Customer Services Department/Adran Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid
Fax 01978 292207 - DX  721924 - Wrexham 4

  01978 292167
   Wrexham County Borough Council, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY
   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam, Neuadd y Dref, Wrecsam LL11 1AY                           
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Dear Wrexham County Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wrexham County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Demographic Split of School intake September 2016'. The reason I am requesting this is the lack of progress and the unacceptable delay in the provision of a response

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Carol Thomas

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

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Dear Ms Thomas

Please see attached response. On behalf of the Education and Finance departments please accept our apologies for the delay in responding.

Could you please confirm if you still wish to continue with the request for an internal review.

Regards

Alison

Alison Hayes
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Services/Cynorthwyydd Gweinyddol, Gwasanaethau Cymorth Swyddfa
Corporate and Customer Services Department/Adran Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid
Fax 01978 292207 - DX  721924 - Wrexham 4

  01978 292167
   Wrexham County Borough Council, Guildhall, Wrexham LL11 1AY
   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam, Neuadd y Dref, Wrecsam LL11 1AY                           
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Dear foi,
Thank you for chasing the response so I will withdraw the request for an internal review. I do however expect the information for Question one in September.

Can the Education Department also clarify why when there is an increase in the number of children with additional language needs that the expenditure on support has reduced.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Thomas