Freedom of information: guide for academies

Guidance to help academies understand their obligations and duties in relation to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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You can find up-to-date guidance on freedom of information (FOI) legislation on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Applies to England


Academies and freedom of information

Model freedom of information publication scheme for academies


This guidance applies to all existing academies.

It sets out how you should comply with the requirements under the FOIA. A model publication scheme is also available for you to download.

You can use the model freedom of information publication scheme for academies without modification by any public authority.

Further information on schools and academies data protection obligations are available on The Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Published 21 March 2014