Dear St David's CE Primary School, Exeter,

I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education" guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you will be able to help by providing the following information:

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or provided by the LEA?

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data centre, etc.)

4. What is the total duration of your web filtering contract? (e.g. 1 year, 3 years, etc.)

5. What is the total amount paid by the school for the web filtering system over your whole contract period? (i.e. If you had answered question 4 as "3 years" and pay £1000 per year, the answer to this question would be £3000.)

6. Do the costs quoted in question 5, include anything besides web filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

7. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the costs quoted in question 5 include the hardware that the filtering software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the answer would be "no.")

8. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

9. How many students does the school have?

10. How many staff does the school have?

11. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

Thank you very much for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Electra Morrell

Francesca Brinicombe, St David's CE Primary School, Exeter

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Sent: 21 November 2017 07:39:55
To: Francesca Brinicombe
Subject: Fwd: Freedom of Information request - Online safety costs
 

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From: Electra <[1][FOI #447593 email]>
Date: 20 November 2017 at 09:27:32 GMT
To: "FOI requests at St David's CE Primary School, Exeter"
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Online safety costs

Dear St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter,
I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line
with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education"
guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you
will be able to help by providing the following information:
1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall
Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter,
etc.)
2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or
provided by the LEA?
3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's
premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data
centre, etc.)
4. What is the total duration of your web filtering contract? (e.g. 1
year, 3 years, etc.)
5. What is the total amount paid by the school for the web filtering
system over your whole contract period? (i.e. If you had answered
question 4 as "3 years" and pay £1000 per year, the answer to this
question would be £3000.)
6. Do the costs quoted in question 5, include anything besides web
filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection
itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)
7. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the
costs quoted in question 5 include the hardware that the filtering
software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed,
schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that
case, the answer would be "no.")
8. What speed of internet connection does the school have?
9. How many students does the school have?
10. How many staff does the school have?
11. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me
evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).
Thank you very much for your time.
Yours faithfully,
Electra Morrell
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Sent request to St David's CE Primary School, Exeter again, using a new contact address.

Dear St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

The law requires you to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act promptly and within 20 working days at the very latest. Please can you investigate why you have ignored your legal obligations and also respond to my original request for information as soon as possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

Dear St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

I am still waiting for a response to the review of your freedom of information practices which I requested several weeks ago. You are legally required to respond to this request and if I do not receive a reply I will be forced to report you to the Information Commissioner's Office, who may take legal action.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

Emma Emery, St David's CE Primary School, Exeter

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Hi Electra,

Please find below answers to your questions in Red.

1.Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure
Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)
Lightspeed.

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or
provided by the LEA?
Purchased directly.

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's
premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data
centre, etc.)
Hosted off-site.

4. What is the total duration of your web filtering contract? (e.g. 1
year, 3 years, etc.)
3 Years

5. What is the total amount paid by the school for the web filtering
system over your whole contract period? (i.e. If you had answered question
4 as "3 years" and pay £1000 per year, the answer to this question would
be £3000.)
Web filtering costs are included in broadband charges and so cannot be
separated.

6. Do the costs quoted in question 5, include anything besides web
filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection
itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)
Broadband and support.

7. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the
costs quoted in question 5 include the hardware that the filtering
software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools
can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the
answer would be "no.")
Not hosted.

8. What speed of internet connection does the school have?
100/100

9. How many students does the school have? 108

10. How many staff does the school have? 20

11. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me
evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts). 2017 -
September

Kind Regards,

Emma

Emma Emery

Trust Governance Lead

 

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From: Electra [[2]mailto:[FOI #447593 email]]
Sent: 16 March 2018 18:46
To: Company Secretary <[3][St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Online safety
costs

Dear St David&#39;s CE Primary School, Exeter,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St David&#39;s CE Primary
School, Exeter's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

I am still waiting for a response to the review of your freedom of
information practices which I requested several weeks ago. You are legally
required to respond to this request and if I do not receive a reply I will
be forced to report you to the Information Commissioner's Office, who may
take legal action.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

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