Laurence Tonkin

Dear Dorset County Council,

For each school in Dorset, please could you provide details of which entity (body corporate, local authority, government department etc) owns the title deeds to the school buildings and the school land?

Where the title deeds are not held by Dorset County Council, please could you provide details of the date the deeds were transferred out of the council, the entity they were transferred to, and the consideration received for the transfer of the deeds?

Yours faithfully,

Laurence Tonkin

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Dear Mr Tonkin
I am writing further to your email below.

We have managed to get a lot of information from our Tech Forge system, the Disposal GIS layer and old Greenly database. There are, however, still quite a few gaps in this data. Those entries with a question mark indicate that we have checked the record in Greenly, but no information exists. If we were to now do a manual trawl through the paper terrier books, this would take in excess of our fees limit of 18 hours (see link below). If you would like us to continue with this work please let me know and I will provide you with a formal fees estimate.

https://www.dorsetforyou.com/330757

If you are not completely satisfied with my response, please contact me again, or write to the complaints officer at: Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ. Or you can follow the complaints procedure that can be found on our website www.dorsetforyou.com at http://212.104.140.176/index.jsp?article... If your appeal is not resolved to your satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Dorset County Council

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you very much for the prompt response.

I requested information for all schools in Dorset. However, I notice that certain schools, in particular those that have Academy status, have been excluded from the response.

Whilst I understand that these may no longer be under the control of the Dorset LEA, DCC must have records of who held the title deeds at the point the schools transferred out of the LEA, which entity the deeds were transferred to when the schools became Academies and for what consideration.

Please could you provide updated information for the missing schools, including IPACA, Chickerell Primary Academy and Wey Valley School.

Yours sincerely,

Laurence Tonkin

Freedom of Information, Dorset County Council

Dear Mr Tonkin
Thank you for your email. We have had to manually extract the following information from our database and this has taken a number of hours to complete.

IPACA

100041049350 (formerly) Brackenbury Infant School, Fortuneswell (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 2208/L01) dated 06/09/2012 starting 01/09/2012 to 30/08/2017 to Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Trust with peppercorn rent.

100041049323 (formerly) Underhill Junior School (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 3391/L01) dated 06/09/2012 starting 01/09/2012 to 30/08/2017 to Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Trust with peppercorn rent.

10002060965 Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (Leasehold)
Partly leased (ref: 10248) from Homes and Communities Agency starting 25/12/2012 for 125 years
Partly leased (ref: 10249) from Weymouth & Portland Borough Council starting 25/12/2012 for 125 years

100041049313 Grove Infant School (Leasehold)
Lease (ref: 2523/L01) dated 06/09/2012 starting 01/09/2012 to 28/03/2014 to cover 5 year lease (ref: 09935) from Capital Land Holdings Ltd dated 12/08/2009 starting 01/04/2009

10070569214 Royal Manor Campus (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 2923/L04) dated 06/09/2012 starting 01/09/2012 to 30/08/2017 to Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Trust with peppercorn rent.

100041049349 Southwell Primary Campus (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 2923/L04) dated 06/09/2012 starting 01/09/2012 to 30/08/2017 to Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Trust with peppercorn rent.

200000753471 Chickerell Primary Academy (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 2305/L01) dated 20/12/2012 starting 01/01/2013 for 125 years to Chickerell School Academy with pepercorn rent.

100041033323 Dorchester Middle School (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 2383/L02) dated 31/05/2012 starting 01/06/2012 for 125 years to Dorchester Middle School with peppercorn rent.

200000344213 Highcliffe School (previously Foundation School)
Commercial Transfer Agreement between Dorset County Council and The Governing Body of Highcliffe School & Highcliffe School to operate the Academy on same site from 31/05/2011.

200000757096 St Mary`s CE Middle School, Puddletown
Transfer Agreement made 31/05/2012 between Dorset County Council and The Governing Body of St Mary`s CE Middle School and St Mary`s CE Middle School.

200000754593 St Osmund`s CE VA Middle School, Dorchester (playing field partly owned and partly leased)
Sublease (ref: 3147/L01) for playing field dated and starting 01/06/2012 until 17/11/2121 to St Osmunds CE Middle School with peppercorn rent.
Lease (ref: 3147/L02) for playing field dated and starting 01/06/2012 for 125 years to St Osmunds CE Middle School with peppercorn rent.

The Dunbury CE VC School, Winterborne Kingston Base (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 3487/L01) to The Dunbury CofE Primary Academy for 125 years (no start date). Lease only reported.

10013273803 The Dunbury CE VC School, Winterborne Whitechurch Base (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 3495/L01) to The Dunbury CofE Primary Academy for 125 years (no start date). Lease only reported.

100041033616 The Gryphon School (Freehold/Leasehold)
Lease (ref: 2971/L01) for playing field starting 01/08/2012 for 125 years to The Gryphon School with peppercorn rent.
Sublease (ref: 2971/L02) for playing field starting 01/08/2012 until 26/09/2124 to The Gryphon School.

100041115728 The Thomas Hardye School
Commercial Transfer Agreement between Dorset County Council and The Governing Body Of The Thomas Hardye School and The Incorporated Trustees Of The Thomas Hardye Foundation and The Thomas Hardye School to operate the Academy from 08/07/2011.

100041049627 The Wey Valley School and Sports College
Transfer Agreement between Dorset County Council and The Governing Body of The Wey Valley School and Sports College and The Wey Valley School and Sports College to operate the Academy from 23/08/2012.

100041047288 Twynham School (Freehold)
Lease (ref: 3387/L04) to The Twynham Academy for 125 years from 01/04/2011 with peppercorn rent.

10002056231 Wyvern School (and Scallywags Nursery)
Transfer Agreement between Dorset County Council and The Governing Body of Wyvern School and Wyvern Academy to operate the Academy from 29/08/2012.

If you are not completely satisfied with my response, please contact me again, or write to the complaints officer at: Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ. Or you can follow the complaints procedure that can be found on our website www.dorsetforyou.com at http://212.104.140.176/index.jsp?article... If your appeal is not resolved to your satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Dorset County Council

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Laurence Tonkin

Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks once again for the additional information. As per my initial request, please could you provide details of the consideration received where the land and buildings has been subject to a commercial or other transfer agreement? In particular, Highcliffe, Wyvern, Thomas Hardye and Wey Valley?

Yours sincerely,

Laurence Tonkin

Freedom of Information, Dorset County Council

Dear Mr Tonkin
Thank you for your email.

I have spoken to the Senior Valuer at Dorset Property and he has confirmed that there was no consideration for these transfer agreements.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Dorset County Council

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