Request for school catchment area GIS files

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Dear Sheffield City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to know the following:
• Details of primary and secondary school catchment areas (i.e. predefined areas within which residents receive some priority in the admissions criteria) the latest of which are being used for admission round in [LA]. We request this data in the form of a table of street names and addresses associated with each school, or a file containing the catchment map shapes in any GIS vector file format (see below for details).

By GIS vector file format I mean a file which contains the coordinates describing the shape of the catchment area and can be used in GIS software. Examples of these formats would include (but are not limited to): KML, GML, MapInfo TAB, GeoJSON, ESRI Shapefile, Spatialite. We are happy to receive map files in any recognised vector format.

I appreciate that not all schools use catchment areas, and that you may not have information for academies, voluntary aided or foundation schools.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Albone - MSc GIS Student

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /3775
 
Dear Tom Albone
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to School
catchment area GIS files which we received on 22/03/2017.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 21/04/2017.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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From: Tom Albone [[2]mailto:[FOI #396814 email]]
Sent: 22 March 2017 15:54
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Request for school catchment
area GIS files
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to know the
following:
•       Details of primary and secondary school catchment areas (i.e.
predefined areas within which residents receive some priority in the
admissions criteria) the latest of which are being used for admission
round in [LA]. We request this data in the form of a table of street names
and addresses associated with each school, or a file containing the
catchment map shapes in any GIS vector file format (see below for
details).
 
By GIS vector file format I mean a file which contains the coordinates
describing the shape of the catchment area and can be used in GIS
software. Examples of these formats would include (but are not limited
to): KML, GML, MapInfo TAB, GeoJSON, ESRI Shapefile, Spatialite. We are
happy to receive map files in any recognised vector format.
 
I appreciate that not all schools use catchment areas, and that you may
not have information for academies, voluntary aided or foundation schools.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Tom Albone - MSc GIS Student
 
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Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /3775
 
Dear Tom Albone
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to School
catchment area GIS files which we received on 22/03/2017.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
Please find zipped Arc GIS shape files which represent the primary and
secondary catchments currently in operation (2016/17) in Sheffield. 
 
Disclaimer:
 

 a. Catchment areas are defined at the level of residential address as
such, the exact positioning of boundaries in the attached shape layers
should be considered illustrative.
 a. Vectors dividing undeveloped areas (e.g. greenbelt, brownfield sites)
do not determine the catchment status of future developments built on
and around these boundaries. 
 a. The Local Land and Property Registered (LLPG) is maintained and
monitored regularly, identifying new residential addresses to assign
catchment status and were applicable, catchment boundaries in the
shape layers are amended.
 a. Some residential addresses are assigned more than one catchment
school: this is represented in the attached files by overlapping
shapes

 
 
I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.org.uk
 
Kind Regards,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response and the files. Would it be possible to also include historical boundaries, going back to 2011? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Albone

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /349
 
Dear Tom Albone,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Historic
School  catchment area GIS files (2011) which we received on 08/06/2017.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 06/07/2017.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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    Sheffield Catchments 2011 12 to 2016 17.zip

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Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /349

 

Dear Tom Albone,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Historic
School  catchment area GIS files (2011) which we received on 08/06/2017.

 

Please find attached and below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your
request:

 

Disclaimer:

 

 a. Catchment areas are defined at the level of residential address as
such, the exact positioning of boundaries in the attached shape layers
should be considered illustrative.

 b. Vectors dividing undeveloped areas (e.g. greenbelt, brownfield sites)
do not determine the catchment status of future developments built on and
around these boundaries.

 c. The Local Land and Property Registered (LLPG) is maintained and 
monitored regularly, identifying new residential addresses to assign 
catchment status and were applicable, catchment boundaries in the  shape
layers are amended.

 d. Some residential addresses are assigned more than one catchment
school: this is represented in the attached files by overlapping shapes

 

I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind Regards,

 

Resources Business Support

Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing

Sheffield S1 4PL

Tel : 0114 20 53478

E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk

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