Public/Private/Corporate Funding clarifications for the West London Free School

Ben Lucas made this Freedom of Information request to West London Free School

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Dear West London Free School,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

I would like to request the following information:

A> The breakdown of funding for the West London Free School for the years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. For example: How much comes from the Department from Education? Local Council funding? Parental Donations? Private Donations?

I have looked at the West London Free School's Trust Accounts on the Charity commission website but they do not provide an adequate breakdown of where your funds are from.

>At one point it mentions 'Private' but is this parents of the school? 2 Large individual Donations? 'Corporate' - One local buisness? Several?

>Does the West London Free School receive no public financial assistance? From the Local Council or the Department for Education (Free Schools Project Fund)? If so how much?

Previous FOI's have stated they will not show how much money the WLFS recieves from public funds (Under Section 22 of the FOIA).

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

However, this was a decision made back in 2011.

Does the WLFS as a charity stand by this decision to not publish how much money it receives from the government or local authorities?

I hope you can assist me in clarifying these questions.

Please do this up to the cost structure provided starting from the beginning of January 2009 to present documenting your search. Please release everything you can up to the admin fee runs out.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Lucas

Sarah Gore,

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Sarah Gore

Tel: 07711 179 719

 

Dear Sarah Gore,

Apologies for some inaccuracies.

1. I was referring to the West London Free School foundation, as I am aware that this is the funding body for the West London Free School Academy if I am not mistaken.

2. I can not seem to find this reference. Hence my point is no longer valid.

So to clarify more precisely please could you provide the details of how much public funding (Department for Education or Local council) you received in the in the financial years: 2011/12, 2012/13,2013/14. And how that was spent.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Lucas

Sarah Gore,

Dear Mr Lucas,

Thank you for your reply. I can provide the following information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1.      The West London Free School Foundation Trust is not the funding
body for the West London Free School or any other school in the Trust, of
which there are presently three. I suspect that you are referring to the
West London Free School Academy Trust. The West London Free School
Foundation Trust is a separate legal entity and receives no public
funding.

2.      I think that you need to look at our annual report and accounts
and for your convenience, here is the link, publicly available and on our
website
[1]http://www.westlondonfreeschool.co.uk/ov...
Here you will find the West London Free School Academy Trust's annual
reports and accounts for years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. The annual report
and accounts for 2013-2014 is not yet available as the financial year for
academy trusts ends in August. You should look at the notes to the
accounts for the information you need.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Gore

Operations Director

The West London Free School Academy Trust

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Sarah Gore,

Dear Mr Lucas,

I Trust that you have had an opportunity to consider my email below. If I
have provided sufficient information to answer your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be most grateful if you could
indicate this on the What Do They Know? website.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Gore

Operations Director

The West London Free School Academy Trust

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