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Dear Devon County Council,

I am writing to you to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please tell me:

-How many pupils have received online tutoring at home that was paid for by the council between September 1 2017 and August 31 2018? Please indicate how many children were primary school age and how many children were secondary school age.

Note: I am requesting information relating to ALL children who receive some or all of their schooling at home. This would include those who are electively home-schooled, as well as those who have some or all of their classes at home as part of their mainstream schooling, or as part of alternative provision.

For these children, I am requesting information relating to online learning. This would include children who receive some or all of their tuition over Skype (or similar services), or using e-learning tutoring tools. It would include instances where the council has hired a member of staff specifically to carry out this online tuition, as well as instances where an external company is being paid to provide the service.

-Please provide the same information (total number of pupils, broken down by primary/secondary) for the same period (Sept 1 - Aug 31) for each of these years: 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14.

-How much was spent on providing this online tutoring? Please provide the figure in pounds for each of the school years listed above (2013/14 - 2017/18), broken down by school year.

-Please provide the name(s) of the organisation(s) providing the online tutoring for home-schooled children.

Yours faithfully,
Shanti Das

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Dear Shanti Das,


Freedom Of Information Act 2000

Reference – 8787828


Thank you for your request.  It will be handled in accordance with your
rights under the above legislation and the Council’s Environmental
Information Regulations and Freedom of Information Request Handling


Given the nature of your request we are able to provide the response with
this acknowledgement.




Devon County Council consider this request to be a repeat and will now
close the file.  Please see the attached email chain for our response sent
to you on the 9^th of May 2019 under the reference of 8639628.


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Thank you again for contacting Devon County Council, we hope this
information is of assistance to you.


Yours sincerely,


Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

01392 383000

Email: [Devon County Council request email]

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