Schools admissions Freedom of information request

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Dear Solihull Borough Council,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to request the following information:

A list of all secondary schools in the borough, along with the number of secondary school applications made for each school for Year Seven starting in September 2010, and the number of places available at each school.

If the data is not available for September 2010, then information for September 2009 will suffice.

Yours faithfully,

L Barnett

Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear L Barnett

Freedom of Information request - Ref 1948

Thank you for your request for information about secondary school
admissions, which we received on 15 March 2010. Your request is being
considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)
and we will aim to provide you with a response by 14 April 2010.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. If this is the case
you will be advised of any considerations, subsequent decisions and your
rights of appeal. There may be a fee payable for this information. This
will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable.

Most of the information that we provide in response to FOIA requests will
be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be
owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. The copyright in other
information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated
in the information itself. You are free to use any information supplied
for your own use including news reporting. However, any other type of
re-use, for example, commercial use, publishing the information or issuing
copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Advice on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information
Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[1]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

Commissioning Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email [2][email address]

Website: [3]http://www.solihull.gov.uk

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Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear L Barnett

Freedom of Information request - Ref 1948

I am writing further to your request for information about secondary
school admissions, which we received on 15 March 2010.

You asked for a list of all secondary schools in the borough, along with
the number of secondary school applications made for each school for Year
Seven starting in September 2010, and the number of places available at
each school.

Please see the attachment for this information.

I hope that the information that we have provided is to your
satisfaction. You are free to use any information supplied for your own
use, including for non-commercial research purposes. The information may
also be used for the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type
of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to
the public will require the permission of the copyright owner. For
information on how to apply for permission where the copyright is owned by
the Council please refer to the Council's website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/pub.... For
information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.

If you are unhappy with the service that you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our
decision you should write to Andrew Shipway, Corporate Information
Governance Manager, PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands B91
9QS or email [2][Solihull Borough Council request email] by 18 April 2010. I enclose a
copy of the Complaints and Appeals procedure that gives further details.

If you are not content with the outcome of your review or complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a
decision. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision until you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[3]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Commissioning Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email [4][email address]

Website: [5]http://www.solihull.gov.uk

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Dear Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC),

Many thanks for your reply. Would it also be possible to get the number of first choice applications to each school?

Yours sincerely,

L Barnett

Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

I am out of the office Tuesday 31 August - Friday 3 September.

If you are requesting information under the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations then please forward your email to [Solihull Borough Council request email] where a colleague will pick it up.

If you are contacting me about records management please contact [email address].

Thanks.
Joanne Summerill
Information Governance Assistant
Commissioning Division
Telephone 0121 704 6169
Email [email address]

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Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Barnett

Freedom of Information request - Ref 2271

Thank you for your follow up request to your previous FOI request (Ref No
1948). We formally received it on 6 September 2010.

You asked for the number of first choice applications for each secondary
school for September 2010.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and we will aim to provide you with a
response by 4 October 2010.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. If this is the case
you will be advised of any considerations, subsequent decisions and your
rights of appeal. There may be a fee payable for this information. This
will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable.

Most of the information that we provide in response to FOIA requests will
be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be
owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. The copyright in other
information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated
in the information itself. You are free to use any information supplied
for your own use including news reporting. However, any other type of
re-use, for example, commercial use, publishing the information or issuing
copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Advice on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information
Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website: [1]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

Commissioning Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email [2][email address]

Website: [3]http://www.solihull.gov.uk

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2. mailto:[email address]
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Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Barnett

Freedom of Information request - Ref 2271

I am writing further to your FOI request about school admissions, which we
formally received on 6 September 2010.

You asked for the number of first choice applications for each secondary
school for September 2010.

Please see the spreadsheet for the number of first preference applications
and the number of first preferences offers.

It may be useful to explain our applications system. Solihull has a
system of equal preferences. Parents can express up to 5 preferences on
their secondary application form. They rank them in the order that they
want them, i.e. favourite school first. We only use the ranking if the
child could be allocated a place at more than one school. We then offer
them a place at the school they ranked highest.

What we do not is give priority to those who have ranked a school first,
which is why we say they are equal preferences.

I hope that the information that we have provided is to your
satisfaction. You are free to use any information supplied for your own
use, including for non-commercial research purposes. The information may
also be used for the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type
of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to
the public will require the permission of the copyright owner. For
information on how to apply for permission where the copyright is owned by
the Council please refer to the Council's website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/pub.... For
information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.

If you are unhappy with the service that you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our
decision you should write to Andrew Shipway, Corporate Information
Governance Manager, PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands B91
9QS or email [2][Solihull Borough Council request email] by 20 October 2010. Further
details of the Complaints and Appeals procedure are available on the
Council's website at this link:
[3]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/acc....

If you are not content with the outcome of your review or complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a
decision. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision until you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[4]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

Commissioning Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email [5][email address]

Website: [6]http://www.solihull.gov.uk

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1. http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/pub...
2. mailto:[Solihull Borough Council request email]
3. http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/acc...
4. http://www.ico.gov.uk/
5. mailto:[email address]
6. http://www.solihull.gov.uk/

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