List of UK schools contact information

Sadie Westwood made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Education This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Dear Department for Education,

Is it possible to provide me with an up to date list of UK schools with the headteacher contact, postal address and email address?

Yours faithfully,
Sadie Westwood

Department for Education

Dear Ms Westwood

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 2013/0050152

Thank you

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

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Dear Ms Westwood,

ECHO number - 2013/0050152                                 Due date 28^th August 2013



Thank you for your request for information received on 6^th August 2013. You requested:


“an up to date list of UK schools with the head teacher contact, postal address and email


I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a  copy of the
information as held by the Department as at 5^th August 2013 is attached. 


I have prepared for you on an Excel spread sheet, a standard extract of all educational
establishments (including, LA maintained, independent, academies, CTCs, free schools,
further education and higher education) in England with addresses, head teacher details,
school email addresses and telephone number where available.


At present the Department does not hold individual head teacher or school staff email
information, and for this reason we have supplied you with the school email address where


The extract can be sorted to your own requirements by phase of education (primary, secondary
etc.) or type of establishment (academy, free school, community school, etc.). Further
information on these and other terms used within this extract can be found in the EduBase
glossary:  [1]


The Department does not hold information for educational establishments in Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland. This information may be available using the following links:


Scotland  [2]




Northern Ireland  [4]


As part of the data extract we have included the school Unique Reference Number (URN) so
that if you require further information on any particular school record please go to
[5] where you will be able to view more information.


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.


Most documents produced by the Department for Education will be protected by Crown
Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be re-used under the Open Government Licence
([6] For information about
the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information please see The National Archives


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. 

Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2013/0050152. If you need to respond
to us, please visit: [8], and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Williamson
Data and Statistics Division
[email address]

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