UK school list

Peter Moore made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Education

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Department for Education,

Please provide a list of schools in the UK with the following fields:
Unique Registration Number
Local Authority
Establishment Name
Postal Address
Post Code
Website Address
E-mail Address
Type Of Establishment
Phase Of Education
Age Range Served
Religious Character
SOA Lower Layer Code

The data should preferably be supplied as a single Excel
file/worksheet although a bulk database dump in csv, mysql or other
similar format would be equally acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Moore

Department for Education

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Dear Mr Moore,
Re: School Data for Child Safety Campaign

Many thanks for your email dated 3^rd September 2011 where you have asked
under the Freedom of Information Act for the following data:-

Name of School, School 4 digit code, Address, Head Teacher Name, Telephone
Number, Fax Number, Email Address, Web Address, Name of Head Teacher,
Number of Pupils In each Year, Total On Roll, Total Boys, Total Girls,
Type of School: Grammar / Private / Religious.

I am not classifying your request as a Freedom of Information request as
the majority of this data is already publicly and freely available. The
only part of your request which cannot be fulfilled is the email addresses
of schools.

In order to reduce the burden of schools being contacted, the Department
protects this field. Also, as some of the email addresses on EduBase are
actually personal addresses they are not for public view and due to the
timeframe required to cleanse this data it would exceed the cost threshold
set by the Department of three days.

However, the remainder of the data you require can be filtered and
downloaded from EduBase. I have enclosed a copy of the user agreement for
you to complete, once this is received and has been countersigned access
to EduBase can be provided so that you can filter the exact data that you

I look forward to receiving your completed form.

Yours sincerely,

Deborah Bovenizer
Data and Statistics Division
[email address]

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2011/0060737.

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Dear Mr Moore,
Thank you for your email request for information which was received on 29 August 2011, where
you have asked for a list of schools in the UK with the following fields: Unique
Registration Number, Local Authority code and name, Establishment Name, Postal Address, Post
Code, Website Address,Type of Establishment, Phase of Education, Age Range Served, Gender,
Religious Character and Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) Code. I have dealt with your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("The Act").

A copy of the information which can be disclosed is contained within the data extract that
I have prepared for you from EduBase (the Departments register of all educational
establishments). This includes:- Academy Converter, Academy Free, Academy Sponsor Led,
Community Technical College, Community, Community Special, Foundation, Foundation Special,
LA Nursery, Non Maintained Special School, Other Independent School, Other Independent
Special School, Voluntary Aided and Voluntary Controlled Schools.

In order to prevent schools from receiving inordinate amounts of spam emails, Edubase does
not make the email address publicly available (either by view or download).

It should be noted that providing the Department with email addresses is not mandatory,
therefore this information may not be complete, we may not hold an email address for all
schools in England. In this instance I have provided the full postal address for

The data also contains the establishment number, so that if you need to view any of the
data in more detail you can view this via [1] If you need to talk to
anyone about the data please do not hesitate to contact the EduBase Helpdesk on telephone
number 0870 120 25 27.

For information on establishments within the remainder of the UK you can access the
following links: For schools in Wales: [2]

For schools in Scotland: [3] and

For Northern Ireland: [4]

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 - the Department.

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
([5] For information about
the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information please see The National Archives

Copyright in other documents may rest with a third party. For information about obtaining
permission from a third party see the Intellectual Property Office's website at

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 for Education 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 for Education,
you may then contact the Information Commissioner's Office.

Yours sincerely,

Inver Birks
Data and Statistics Division
Inver. [8][email address]

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2011/0061854.

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