Primary School Applications broken down by school preference.

Sean Creighton made this Freedom of Information request to Bromley Borough Council

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From: Sean Creighton

9 March 2012

Dear Bromley Borough Council,

Can you please provide me with the following primary school
application statistics over the last 5 school years. Please looking
at each school year seperately, i.e. not an average across the five
years. Please also look at each primary schools in the Borough that
is using the common application system, and again seperately.

I believe these are all the primary schools, as listed on your
webpage here

http://www.bromley.gov.uk/directory/2/in...

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Part One Applications

Per school can you list the number of applications that put that
school as their:

first preference.
second preference.
third preference.
fourth preference.
fifth preference.
sixth preference.

so for example one part of your data that you would supply would
be....
In 2010/2011 school X had 200 applications in total, 100 of these
applications put the school as their first choice, 82 second
choice, 18 third choice.

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Part Two Offers

Per school can you list the offers made against the preference the
school by the applicants.

so for example,
in 2009/2010 school G made 40 offers in total, 10 of these offers
where to those who put the school as their first choice, 18 second
choice, 12 third choice.

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Part Three Acceptances

Per school can you list the acceptances that were taken against the
preference the school by the applicants.

so for example,
in 2008/2009 school K had 30 acceptances, 10 of these where first
choice, 18 second choice, 2 third choice.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Creighton

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9 March 2012

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From: CYP Freedom of Information
Bromley Borough Council

13 March 2012


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Dear Mr Creighton,

Further to your request dated 12 March 2012, I can confirm that the Council holds information falling within the description specified in your request. However, we estimate that the cost of complying with your request would greatly exceed the appropriate limit of £450. The appropriate limit has been specified in regulations and for local government it is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2½ working days in determining whether the Council holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the Council is not obliged to comply with your request and we will not be processing your request further.

However if you were to make a new request for a more narrow category of information, it may be that we could comply with that request within the appropriate limit, although I cannot guarantee that this will be the case. If you would like to discuss this option please let me know. Any reformulated request the Council receives from you will be treated as a fresh FOI request.

I attach the Council's appeals procedure for your reference should you require a review of our decision.

It might help you to know that we are able to provide the number of applications received at each primary school as we hold this information for inclusion in each year's prospectus. However, with regard to your request regarding the breakdown of preferences; offers made against preferences and acceptances taken against preferences we only hold this information for 2 years and cannot run data systems that can provide this information. As there have been almost 4,000 applications for places each year with up to four preferences in 2010 and six preferences in 2011 per application, the information you request in Part 2 and Part 3 would have to be retrieved manually by interrogating the data and would take more than 2½ working days to retrieve and collate.

Yours sincerely,

Val Haskey
FOI Co-Ordinator
Children and Young People Services
020 8313 4146
[email address]
BROMLEY
www.BROMLEY.GOV.UK

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From: Sean Creighton

13 March 2012

Dear CYP Freedom of Information,

As discussed on the telephone, If I reduced this to 10 schools
(which I can list), and looked at only the last two or three years.
Could you break down by the places taken up, by what choice that
was on their form.

So an example part of the response data may look like.

So school X took 30 children for school year T of those 30
children, 12 had put that school as their first choice, 8 as their
second choice and 10 as their third.

Would that be possible?

Yours sincerely,

Sean Creighton

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From: CYP Freedom of Information
Bromley Borough Council

14 March 2012

Dear Mr Creighton,

Further to our telephone conversation yesterday, I have spoken with our Admissions Manager. Can you please send us the list of the ten primary schools you would like us to consider as part of your request

Kind regards

Val Haskey

Val Haskey
FOI Co-Ordinator
Children and Young People Services
020 8313 4146
[email address]
BROMLEY
www.BROMLEY.GOV.UK

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From: Sean Creighton

14 March 2012

Dear CYP Freedom of Information,

These ones please

Edgebury Primary
St James’ RC Primary
Southborough Primary
Red Hill Primary
Mead Road Infant
Chislehurst CE Primary
Scotts Park Primary
St Vincent’s RC Primary
Raglan Primary
Castlecombe Primary

Yours sincerely,

Sean Creighton

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From: CYP Freedom of Information
Bromley Borough Council

13 April 2012


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Dear Mr Creighton,

Further to our earlier conversation and your re-submitted request, I now attach a spreadsheet with the information you require.

Regards

Val Haskey

Val Haskey | Freedom of Information Co-ordinator (Children)
Education & Care Services
London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 020 8313 4146

www.bromley.gov.uk

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