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Charging and Remissions Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that there is clarity over those items which the academy will provide free of charge and for those items where there may be a charge. For more details, click on the link opposite.
Freedom of Information
The Sutton Academy is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which came into force on 1 January 2005 and which has been included in the Academies Act 2010, with effect from 1 January 2011. The Sutton Academy is committed to the principles of accountability and the general right of access to information, subject to legal exemptions. The policy outlines our framework for managing requests.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any person has a legal right to ask for access to information held by the Academies. They are entitled to be told whether the Academies hold the information, and to receive a copy, subject to certain exemptions.
The information which the Academy routinely makes available to the public includes information available on the Academy web site. Requests for other information are dealt with in accordance with statutory guidance. While the Act assumes openness, it recognises that certain information is sensitive. There are exemptions to protect this information. Whilst such requests may be actioned by any member of the academy staff all responses are to be cleared with a member of The Academy Leadership Team (ALT) prior to despatch.
Any and all such requests must be made in writing, (which can include email), and should include the enquirer’s name and correspondence address, and state what information they require. They do not have to mention the Act, nor do they have to say why they want the information. There is a duty to respond to all requests, telling the enquirer whether or not the information is held, and supplying any information that is held, except where exemptions apply. There is no need to collect data in specific response to an enquiry. There is a time limit of 20 days (excluding school holidays) for responding to the request.