School funding in Carmarthenshire

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information:

1. The funding allocated to each Primary, Secondary, Through and Special School for the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, broken down by each individual formula element.

2. The school funding formula for your local authority (i.e. the detailed explanation/analysis of the formula).

3. The actual budget outturn for each Primary, Secondary, Through and Special School for the financial year 2018-19, together with the projected budget outturn for 2019-20, 2020-2021 and 2021-22.

4. The projected pupil numbers for each Primary, Secondary, Through and Special School for the years 2019-20, 2020-2021 and 2021-22.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Eliane Wigzell

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

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Dear Ms. Wigzell

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 11^th June,
2019 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The specific information you requested was as follows:

1. The funding allocated to each Primary, Secondary, Through and Special
School for the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20,
broken down by each individual formula element.

 

2. The school funding formula for your local authority (i.e. the detailed
explanation/analysis of the formula).

 

3. The actual budget outturn for each Primary, Secondary, Through and
Special School for the financial year 2018-19, together with the projected
budget outturn for 2019-20, 2020-2021 and 2021-22.

 

4. The projected pupil numbers for each Primary, Secondary, Through and
Special School for the years 2019-20, 2020-2021 and 2021-22.

 

In response, please refer to the published Section 52 budget and out-turn
statements that are available on the Carmarthenshire County Council
website.  Please note, the budget statement for 2019-20 will be available
on the website shortly and the out-turn statement for 2018-19 will be
available following the completion of the Authority's annual audit of
accounts.   Below is a link to the relevant site:

 

[1]https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/ho...

 

In terms of the projected budget out-turn, we are unable to provide
forecasts as the data we have is for management information only and not
publicly available.

 

Please also find attached the pupil projection figures based on January
PLASC 2018 figures for Primary and Secondary schools.  We do not have any
through schools and we do not undertake this exercise for special schools.

 

Under Section 21 of the Act, a public authority is not obliged to provide
information which is already reasonably accessible to the applicant by
other means, which in this case is via the  website as set out above.

 

As I am in effect refusing to provide some of the requested information on
the basis that it is already published, please consider this email to be a
formal notice of refusal as required by Section 16 of the Act.

 

If you are unhappy with this decision or the way in which your request has
been dealt with, you have the right to make an appeal in the first
instance to:

 

The Head of Administration & Law

Carmarthenshire County Council

County Hall

Carmarthen

SA31 1JP

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your request or complaint, you
have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie John

Information Officer

Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr

Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Allanol/External (01267) 224498

Mewnol/Internal: 4498

 

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Dear FOIA,

Thank you for your helpful and prompt response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Eliane Wigzell

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council