Dr Troy Wortham

Dear National Archives,

Please provide all records of financial transactions made by the National Archives to Woking High School Academy Trust.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Troy Wortham

Rory Cook, National Archives

Dear Dr Wortham,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 8th March 2017 with regards to the possibility of obtaining information relating to any financial transactions made by The National Archives to Working High School Academy Trust.

We have handled your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000). The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you.

I can confirm that all relevant financial systems have been reviewed and no transactions can be found. Therefore the information you are interested in is not held by The National Archives as we have not made any financial transactions to the Working High School Academy Trust.

Please note the review of our financial information was from the 1st January 2000 to the present.

It may help your research if I explain The National Archives role. We are the official archive and publisher for the UK government and guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents. We are a non-ministerial government department.

Additionally we are expert advisers in information and records management and are a cultural, academic and heritage institution. We fulfil a leadership role for the archive sector and work to secure the future of physical and digital records.

Therefore it is unlikely we would make financial payments to a school. You may wish to contact the school themselves, the relevant local authority or Ofsted, the Government inspectorate for schools.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision which has been reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to:

Quality Manager
Quality & Excellence Department
The National Archives
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU
[email address]

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner to investigate any aspect of your complaint. However, please note that the Information Commissioner is likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning his investigation.

I trust this information is at least of some use to you and I wish you all the best with your research.

Yours Sincerely,

Rory Cook
Freedom of Information Manager
The National Archives

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