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Dear Fife College,

Under the Freedom of Information Act can you please provide me with the following information:

On a ratio of 1 per 1000 students, how many did withdraw this academic year?

How many of these students indicated they had mental health issues or required counselling support?

What was the attainment rate of students with disabilities in your institution in Academic Year 13/14; 14/15; and 15/16?

Yours faithfully,

Jim Brown

Marianne Philp, Fife College

Dear Mr Brown

Thank you for your email dated 23 June 2016 which was received by Fife College on 24 June 2016. I confirm that your request will be treated as a Request for Information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act aims to increase openness and accountability in government and across the public sector. The Act requires us to respond formally to your request promptly and, in any event, within 20 working days of your request being received. We will therefore be in touch with you again soon.

Further correspondence should be addressed to Freedom of Information, Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY or alternatively by e-mail to [Fife College request email].

Yours sincerely

Marianne Philp
Freedom of Information Officer

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Marianne Philp, Fife College

Dear Mr Brown

I am writing again in response to your email dated 23 June 2016 which was received by Fife College on 24 June 2016 requesting information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I am now pleased to provide the information you request. Taking each of your questions in turn:

On a ratio of 1 per 1000 students, how many did withdraw this academic year?
141

How many of these students indicated they had mental health issues or required counselling support?
259

What was the attainment rate of students with disabilities in your institution in Academic Year 13/14; 14/15; and 15/16?
2013/14: 40%
2014/15: 50%
2015/16: 32%

I trust that the information provided meets your requirements. However please do not hesitate to contact the Freedom of Information team should you have any further queries. You can do so by writing to Freedom of Information at Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY or by e-mailing [Fife College request email].

If you are unhappy with this response, you have the right to request a review. Such a review application should be made within 40 days of this decision being communicated to you and should be made to Mr Hugh Logan, Principal and Chief Executive, Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY; email [email address].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of that review, you may thereafter appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the outcome of the review. The Commissioner will decide whether or not there is a case to take forward. You should write to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DS; Email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Marianne Philp
Freedom of Information Officer

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