Guide to Information

Freedom of information (FOI) law requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • Publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • Let you see what information both St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services publishes under each class of the Model Publication Scheme
  • Tell you how to find the information easily
  • Tell you about any charges for the information
  • Give contact details for enquiries and help with accessing the information
  • Explain how to request information we haven’t published

Availability of Formats

The information we publish through the Model Publication Scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this). If you wish to make a request for information under the FOISA please use our Information Request Form. 

Exempt Information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Charges

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is:

Standard A4 copies (Black and white) will be charged at £0.45 per single sheet

Standard A4 copies (Colour) will be charged at £0.47 per single sheet

Information provided on secure pen drives will be charged at £20.00 plus VAT (a higher charge may apply for larger pen drives).

We will recharge any postage costs at the rate we paid to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass on any other costs to you for our published information.

The Classes of Information that we publish

We publish the information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we continue to make it available for the current and previous two years. Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you are welcome to make a request to us for information.

Class 1: About St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services.

Class description:
Information about St Philip’s, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

Class 2: How St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services deliver Our Functions and Services.

Class description:
Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions, services and information for our service users.

Class 3: How St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services Takes Decisions and What It Has decided.

Class description:
Information about decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

Class 4: What  St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services Spends and How It Spends It

Class description:
Information about our strategy for and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

Class 5: How  St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services Manages its Human, Physical and Information Resources.

Class description:
Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources at St Philip’s.

Class 6: How St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services Procures Goods and Services from External Providers

Class description:
Information about how we procure goods and services and our contracts with external providers.

Class 7: How St Philip’s School and St Francis Day Services Is Performing

Class description:
Information about how St Philip’s performs as an organisation and how well it delivers its functions and services

Class 8: Our Commercial Publications and Open Data

Class description:
Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold on a commercial basis and sold at market value through retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.