School admissions and oversubscription 2018/2019

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Dear Reading Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with the following information relating to school admissions for every state school or state school site within your local authority on both a) national offer day 2018 and b) national offer day 2019:

1. The name of the school or school site

2. The DfE number or URN of the school

3. The Published Admissions Number of the school in that year

4. The total number of times the school was listed as a preference

5. The total number of offers made

6. The number of offers made to siblings of existing pupils

7. The number of offers made under any proximity, distance or “other children” oversubscription criterion

8. The name of the admission criterion under which the last successful applicant was admitted, e.g. "Distance"

9. The home-to-school distance and unit of measurement (and whether this measurement was straight line or walking distance) of the last successful applicant, where distance was used to prioritise this last place

10. Whether the school was oversubscribed in that year

Please always list the school or site, even if there is little admission information available.

As I understand it, this information is normally recorded as a dataset, so it would be great if your response could include the data in an electronic, reusable format such as Excel or CSV, as required by section 102 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

I am asking for this in order to supplement a website I have created to help parents find out more about schools near them, in particular admission results. You can see it here: http://admissionsday.co.uk.

Please do email me or call me on the number below if you wish to discuss this request, particularly if there are any issues or complications that could lead to a refusal.

Thanks in advance for your time in putting this together.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Thompson
07813 272 634

enquiries, MP, Reading Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thompson

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000). In accordance with the Act you can
expect to receive a formal written response to your enquiry by 19 June, 20
working days from the date we received your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Charlotte Almond

Customer Relations Apprentice

Customer Relations Team

Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council

Civic Centre, Customer Relations Team, Bridge Street

Reading, RG1 2LU

 

Team Line: 0118 937 2905 (72905 internal)

Direct Line: 0118 937 4272 (74931 internal)

 

Team E-mail: [1][email address]

Direct [email address]

My Current working pattern is Monday to Friday

 

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Dear Mr Thompson

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000). In accordance with the Act you can
expect to receive a formal written response to your enquiry by 19 June, 20
working days from the date we received your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Charlotte Almond

Customer Relations Apprentice

Customer Relations Team

Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council

Civic Centre, Customer Relations Team, Bridge Street

Reading, RG1 2LU

 

Team Line: 0118 937 2905 (72905 internal)

Direct Line: 0118 937 4272 (74931 internal)

 

Team E-mail: [1][email address]

Direct [email address]

My Current working pattern is Monday to Friday

 

[2]Website | [3]Facebook | [4]Twitter | [5]YouTube

 

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FOI, CRT would like to recall the message, "Your FOI request - Mike Thompson 2027".
The information in this e-mail is confidential to the intended recipient to whom it has been addressed and may be covered by legal professional privilege and protected by law. Reading Borough Council does not accept responsibility for any unauthorised amendment made to the contents of this e-mail following its dispatch. If received in error, you must not retain the message or disclose its contents to anyone. Please notify us immediately quoting the name of the sender and the addressee and then delete the e-mail. Reading Borough Council has scanned for viruses. However, it is your responsibility to scan the e-mail and attachments (if any) for viruses. Reading Borough Council also operates to the Protective Document Marking Standard as defined for the Public Sector. Recipients should ensure protectively marked emails and documents are handled in accordance with this standard (Re: Cabinet Office - Government Security Classification).

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Dear Mr Thompson

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000). In accordance with the Act you can
expect to receive a formal written response to your enquiry by 19 June, 20
working days from the date we received your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Charlotte Almond

Customer Relations Apprentice

Customer Relations Team

Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council

Civic Centre, Customer Relations Team, Bridge Street

Reading, RG1 2LU

 

Team Line: 0118 937 2905 (72905 internal)

Direct Line: 0118 937 4272 (74931 internal)

 

Team E-mail: [1][email address]

Direct [email address]

My Current working pattern is Monday to Friday

 

[2]Website | [3]Facebook | [4]Twitter | [5]YouTube

 

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The information in this e-mail is confidential to the intended recipient to whom it has been addressed and may be covered by legal professional privilege and protected by law. Reading Borough Council does not accept responsibility for any unauthorised amendment made to the contents of this e-mail following its dispatch. If received in error, you must not retain the message or disclose its contents to anyone. Please notify us immediately quoting the name of the sender and the addressee and then delete the e-mail. Reading Borough Council has scanned for viruses. However, it is your responsibility to scan the e-mail and attachments (if any) for viruses. Reading Borough Council also operates to the Protective Document Marking Standard as defined for the Public Sector. Recipients should ensure protectively marked emails and documents are handled in accordance with this standard (Re: Cabinet Office - Government Security Classification).

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Dear Mr Thompson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your recent request received in this office on 21 May 2019.

 

You have requested the following information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000: Your request and our response are as
follows

 

Please could you provide me with the following information relating to
school admissions for every state school or state school site within your
local authority on both a) national offer day 2018 and b) national offer
day 2019:

 

1.    The name of the school or school site

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for the names 

 

2.    The DfE number or URN of the school

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for the DFE Number

 

3.    The Published Admissions Number of the school in that year

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for the names 

 

 

4.    The total number of times the school was listed as a preference

 

We do not hold this information in its original format and as it appeared
on National offer day, Parents are able to list up to 4 preferences and
then are able to complete late applications adding new preferences

 

5.    The total number of offers made

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for the Number of offers made 

 

 

6. The number of offers made to siblings of existing pupils

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for this. 

 

On the VA and Academy tabs on both 2018 & 2019 we only list the category
you will need to refer to the guide the 2019 one can be found here

[1]https://www.reading.gov.uk/media/9323/RB...

 

The 2018 one is attached

 

7. The number of offers made under any proximity, distance or “other
children” oversubscription criterion

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for this. 

 

On the VA and Academy tabs on both 2018 & 2019 we only list the category
you will need to refer to the guide the 2019 one can be found here

[2]https://www.reading.gov.uk/media/9323/RB...

 

The 2018 one is attached

 

8. The name of the admission criterion under which the last successful
applicant was admitted, e.g. "Distance"

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for this. 

 

On the VA and Academy tabs on both 2018 & 2019 we only list the category
you will need to refer to the guide the 2019 one can be found here

[3]https://www.reading.gov.uk/media/9323/RB...

 

The 2018 one is attached

 

9. The home-to-school distance and unit of measurement (and whether this
measurement was straight line or walking distance) of the last successful
applicant, where distance was used to prioritise this last place

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for this. 

 

On the VA and Academy tabs on both 2018 & 2019 we only list the category
you will need to refer to the guide the 2019 one can be found here

[4]https://www.reading.gov.uk/media/9323/RB...

 

The 2018 one is attached

 

In 2018 we only listed the last distance where a school was
oversubscribed, if the school was undersubscribed there is no distance
recorded

 

10. Whether the school was oversubscribed in that year

 

Please see Primary & Junior 2018.xls, Primary & Junior 2019.xls, Secondary
2018.doc & Secondary 2019.doc for this. 

 

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However, you do not have the right to re-use the information in a way
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to obtain permission for such use, please contact Mr C Brooks, Assistant
Director of Legal and Democratic Services, at Reading Borough Council.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

If you are unhappy with this response to your request for information
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Director of Legal and Democratic Services, at Reading Borough Council.  If
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Information Commissioner’s Office

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Cheshire

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr N Bullough

Senior Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations Team| Directorate of Resources

Civic Office

Bridge Street

Reading Borough Council

RG1 2LU

0118 937 2726 (Internal ext 72726)

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