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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50194697
  • Date: 30 July 2009
  • Public Authority: Bedgrove Junior School
  • Summary: The complainants requested recorded information from the public authority about the SATs results of its Year 5 pupils. They also requested some of its policies. The Commissioner has determined that some information has been correctly withheld by virtue of section 40(2). This information consists of the names of children and letters relating to their teaching requirements. He did however find that an anonymised version of the information should have been provided and the school breached sections 1(1)(b) and 10(1) in not disclosing this information within the statutory timescales. The Commissioner has also found breaches of sections 9(3), 17(1)(b) and 19(1)(a) of the Act. The Commissioner has provided guidance to the public authority about various aspects of handling freedom of information requests. The Commissioner requires no more remedial steps to be taken in this particular case. Information Tribunal appeal number EA/2009/0064 dismissed.
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