Dear Fife Council,

Please could you provide the following information in relation to Instrumental Music Tuition.

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five financial years in turn, the following:
• Budget allocation made for the service
• Total costs of operating the music tuition service
• Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)
• Net revenue generated by the service,
• Total number of pupils supported by the service
• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.
• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate available at the time.
• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision separately.

Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

If in each of the years above a surplus was generated, please say if this money was ringfenced, or incorporated into general revenue. Similarly, if a shortfall arose, please indicate from where supplementary funding was obtained.

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

Fife Council

Dear Mr McLaren

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 02/04/2018, our reference; FCIR:21370. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely

J McCall
Customer Experience Co-ordinator
Information Management & Requests Team

Robert McLaren

Dear Fife Council,

I have not yet received a reply to my request of 30th March (you acknowledged the request on 3rd April, and gave it the reference FCIR:21370). According to the timetable set out in your acknowledgement, the response is now overdue.

I would still like a reply please, and would also appreciate an explanation for the delay.

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

Jaynie Mccall, Fife Council

Good Morning Mr McLaren

I refer to your email below and apologise for the delay in issuing your response.

The response has been prepared, however, it has been awaiting final authorisation from a senior manager. I have contacted the manager's PA today and asked that this be dealt with as soon as possible.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Jaynie McCall
Customer Experience Co-ordinator
Information Management & Requests
Customer Service Experience
Customer Service Improvement
Communities Directorate
1st Floor
Fife House
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT

Telephone: 03451 555555 441150

Email: [email address]

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Jaynie Mccall, Fife Council

Dear Mr McLaren

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request, relating to Instrumental Music
Tuition, received on 02/04/2018, our reference; FCIR:21370. 

 

I have detailed below the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five
financial years in turn, the following:
• Budget allocation made for the service

 

FINANCIAL YEAR BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR SERVICE
2013/14 £1,544,358
2014/15 £1,661,686
2015/16 £1,538,547
2016/17 £1,476,641
2017/18 £1,489,367
2018/19 £1,466,251

• Total costs of operating the music tuition service

 

FINANCIAL YEAR TOTAL COST
2013/14 £1,448,920
2014/15 £1,850,457
2015/16 £1,880,723
2016/17 £1,938,430
2017/18 £1,954,925
2018/19 £2,048,251

• Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)

 

FINANCIAL YEAR TOTAL FEES RECEIVED
2013/14 £309,731
2014/15 £218,706
2015/16 £367,921
2016/17 £401,990
2017/18 £466,558
2018/19 Income target set at £582,000

• Net revenue generated by the service

 

This information is subject to an exemption under S17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Information not held. 

• Total number of pupils supported by the service

 

FINANCIAL YEAR TOTAL NO. OF PUPILS SUPORTED BY THE SERVICE
2013/14 3161
2014/15 3332
2015/16 4415
2016/17 4434
2017/18 3494

• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates
available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.

 

FINANCIAL YEAR FEE FOR SERVICE
2013/14 £125
2014/15 £125
2015/16 £140
2016/17 £180
2017/18 £220
2018/19 £220

 

Fife Council allows exemption from payment where a parent/carer is
eligible to claim Free School Meals for their child/children.  Exemption
is also allowed for S4-6 pupils undertaking a full course which uses the
instrument taught, leading to a course certificate in music, awarded by
the Scottish Qualification Authority.

• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate
available at the time.

 

    This information is subject to an exemption under S17 of the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Information not held.  The numbers of

    pupils, paying the full fee, has not been recorded, however, I have
detailed below information relating to exemptions applied.

 

FINANCIAL YEAR SQA EXEMPTION FREE SCHOOL MEALS EXEMPTION
2013/14 393 487
2014/15 154 618
2015/16 287 429
2016/17 428 722
2017/18 356 Not available until after school session

 

• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision
separately.

 

FINANCIAL YEAR SQA EXEMPTION TOTAL COST
2013/14 393 £49,125
2014/15 154 £19,250
2015/16 287 £40,180
2016/17 428 £77,040
2017/18 356 £78,320

 

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The council holds the copyright for the material provided and it may be
reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [1][email address]. The law
provides for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we
received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this
correspondence whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the
review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have
the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jaynie McCall

Customer Experience Co-ordinator

Information Management & Requests

Customer Experience Service

Communities Directorate

1st Floor

Fife House

North Street

GLENROTHES

Fife

KY7 5LT

 

Email: [2][email address]

Telephone: 03451 555555 Extension 441150

 

 

 

 

                

 

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