Home education figures published 26 April 2018

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In the following article on your website you report on figures obtained from local authorities across the UK relating to the number of children being home educated in the UK.

Home-schooling in the UK increases 40% over three years - BBC News

It appears that you used this questionnaire to gather their replies:


Please provide all the information you received in response to this request.

Yours faithfully,

R Hardy

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear R Hardy,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 24th May 2018. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20181036.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
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Dear R Hardy


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R Hardy left an annotation ()

The key part of their reply:

"The information you have requested is excluded from the Act because it is held for the purposes of ‘journalism, art or literature.’ The BBC is therefore not obliged to provide this information to you. Part VI of Schedule 1 to FOIA provides that information held by the BBC and the other public service broadcasters is only covered by the Act if it is held for ‘purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature”. The BBC is not required to supply information held for the purposes of creating the BBC’s output or information that supports and is closely associated with these creative activities."

Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

It might be possible to piece together some of this information via council disclosure logs?