Dear Department for Education,

I wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act in relation to School expenditure under certain CFR codes.

For every school in England, please could you provide the following information for the year ending April 2010?

1. CFR codes
E02 - supply teachers
E10 - Supply Insurance
E26 - Agency Supply Staff

I would like to receive the information in excel format please. I would like the data columns to include the following:-

Government region |LA | Phase of education | Status | School Name |E02 |E10 |E26 |

(By status I refer to funding such as Academy/VA etc)

I look forward to receiving your response.

Many thanks in advance,

Yours faithfully,

Stewart McCoy

Department for Education

Dear McCoy

Thank you for your recent email. 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 the reference number

Thank you.

Central Allocation Team

Public Communications Team

Tel: 0870 0002288

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Department for Education

Dear Mr McCoy,
Thank you for your request for information which was received on 14 November 2010. You requested, for every
school in England, for the year ending April 2010, information for 3 Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) codes:
E02 (supply teachers), E10 (supply insurance) and E26 (agency supply staff). I have dealt with your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the Act").

The Department holds the information you requested for maintained schools, but it is being withheld under the
exemption in Section 22 of the Act because it is intended for future publication.

Our White Paper The Importance of Teaching
explains that as part of our drive for transparency, we will publish data about how much each school spends and
on what, alongside data about how well their pupils achieve. In January 2011, downloadable data tables using
CFR data for 2009-10 will be published online for members of the public to view. The data will be published at
individual school level using grouped categories of income and expenditure. It will be published in a clear and
simple format making it more accessible to the general public.

The information you requested is not held by this Department for non-maintained schools. Only maintained
schools are required to submit CFR data. Academies and independent schools are not required to submit CFR data
currently, including schools which have recently converted to academy status.

The exemption in Section 22 is a qualified exemption and therefore we have considered the public interest
balance. The arguments for and against release have been assessed and it is our view that the balance of public
interest falls in favour of the exemption for the information relating to this particular request. The public
interest in permitting the government to publish information in a manner and at a time of their own choosing is
important. It is part of the effective conduct of public affairs that the general publication of information is
a conveniently planned and managed activity within the reasonable control of the department."

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number
above 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
Yours sincerely,

Mrs Fola Agwu
School Resources Group
[email address]

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2010/0095242.

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DfE have refused this request based on section 22 of the FOI Act. This is because the data will be released publicly in the future and has been withheld in the public interest.

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