UK school contact emails

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ian mowbray-williams

Dear Department for Education,

Could please send me a full list of all UK primary and secondary schools. Specifically I would need the head teacher name, school address and contact number with email address for school bursar and head teacher if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Ian mowbray-williams

Department for Education

Dear Mr Mowbray-Williams

Thank you for your recent email. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information, the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2012/0074484

Thank you

Department for Education
Public Communications Unit
Tel: 0370 000 2288




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Department for Education

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Dear Mr Mowbray-Williams ,
Thank you for your request for information received on 12^th November 2012. You requested:


“please send me a full list of all UK primary and secondary schools. Specifically I would
need the head teacher name, school address and contact number with email address for school
bursar and head teacher if possible.”


I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a  copy of the
information as held by the Department as at 13^th November 2012 is attached. 


I have prepared for you on an Excel spreadsheet comprising –


A complete list of all open Primary and Secondary Schools (including Academies, CTCs, Free
Schools, Sixth Form Centres, FE and HE Colleges, Studio Schools and UTCs) in England with
addresses, Head Teacher, email and contact number details wherever available.


Although not a mandatory field the Department does hold a school email address where
supplied but it does not specify that this should be Head Teachers’ email addresses.


The Department does not hold the information you requested for educational establishments in
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; please contact:


Scotland  [1]




Northern Ireland  [3]



As part of the data extract we have included the school Unique Reference Number so that if
you require further information on any particular school record please go to
[4] where you will be able to view more information.


If you have any further issues or queries please do not hesitate to contact the EduBase
helpdesk via email [5][email address]


The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. You are free to use
it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and for
any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents (except
photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of
news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would require the
permission of the copyright holder.


Most documents produced by the Department for Education will be protected by Crown
Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be re-used under the Open Government Licence
([6] For information about
the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information please see The National Archives


If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.


If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should make a complaint
to the Department by writing to me within two calendar months of the date of this letter. 
Your complaint will be considered by an independent review panel, who were not involved in
the original consideration of your request. 


If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then
contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. 
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2012/0074484. If you need to respond
to us, please visit [8], and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

David Close
Data and Statistics Division
[email address]

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
recorded for legal purposes.


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5. mailto:[email address]

ian mowbray-williams

Dear David,

When I open the attached file the email addresses appear as xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx. The email addresses are the most important part of the data to me. Is this a mistake or are they not available? Also can I use the information you have provided for marketing purposes?

Yours faithfully,

ian mowbray-williams

Department for Education


The files I extract have the correct email addresses, and I am under the impression that there is a firewall or some other device blocking email addresses on the What Do They website, as I have received a fair number of similar reports over the last few weeks.

I have tried using the contact facility on that website to determine whaty is causing the problem but have yet to receve any explanation.

In the meantime I can issue the extract via another email address if the caller can supply one.

Dave Close

EduBase Assistant Contract Manager

mailto:[email address]

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ian mowbray-williams

Dear Department for Education,

Could you please send the excel file to [email address]

Yours faithfully,

ian mowbray-williams