St Peter's R.C. Primary School

Publication Scheme – Freedom of Information Act


St. Peter’s Catholic School Mission is that pupils, parents staff, governors and parish build together a learning community which develops love, concern for each other and forgiveness, by living out the Gospel.

This means our school will be a place which:

-       encourages children to live as children

-       welcomes, values and respects the innocence of childhood and the individual’s strengths and weaknesses

-       encourages each to use his/her gifts and talents for self fulfilment and the good of all

-       fosters knowledge, experience and understanding

-       celebrates that we are each made in the image and likeness of God

-       fosters prayer, trust in God and an understanding of His love through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, encouraging our respect for all His people

This is St.Peter’s School’s Publication Scheme on information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The governing body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme.

1.         Introduction: what a publication scheme is and why it has been developed

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public.

To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:

  • The classes of information which we publish or intend to publish;
  • The manner in which the information will be published; and
  • Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

            The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in the future. All information in our publication scheme is available from the School Office in paper form.

            Some information which we hold may not be made public, for example personal information.

This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.

2.         Aims and Objectives        

The school aims to:

  • enable every child to fulfil their learning potential, with education that meets the needs of each child,
  • help every child develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work,

            and this publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing these aims.

3.         Categories of information published

            The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as ‘classes’. These are contained in section 6 of this scheme.

            The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:

  • School Prospectus – information published in the school prospectus.
  • School Profile and other information relating to the governing body – information published in the School Profile and in other governing body documents.
  • Pupils & Curriculum – information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.
  • School Policies and other information related to the school – information about policies that relate to the school in general.

4.         How to request information

If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below.


Tel:                  020 8265 0028

Fax::                020 8244 9670

Contact Address:  St.Peter’s School, Crescent Road, London SE18 7BN

To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST” (in CAPITALS please)

If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme and isn’t on our website, you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.

5.         Paying for information

Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your Internet service provider. If you don’t have Internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an Internet café.

Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise in section 6. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request. Where there is a charge this will be indicated by a £ sign in the description box.

Information to be published

How the information can be obtained


Class 1 – Who we are and what we do(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)This will be current information only


Who’s who in the school Hard copy and/or website


Who’s who on the governing body and the basis of their appointment Hard copy and/or website


Instrument of Government Hard copy


School prospectus Hard copy and/or website


Staffing structure Staffing structure


School session times and term dates Hard copy and/or website


Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)Current and previous financial year as a minimum
Annual budget plan and financial statements Hard copy


Capitalised funding Hard copy


Additional funding Hard copy


Procurement and projects Hard copy


Pay policy Hard copy


Staffing and grading structure Hard copy


Governors’ allowances Hard copy


 Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews) 

Current information as a minimum


School profile

  • Government supplied performance data
  • The latest Ofsted report
    - Summary
    - Full report


Hard copy


Performance management policy and procedures adopted by the governing body. Hard copy


Schools future plans Hard copy


Every Child Matters – policies and procedures Hard copy


 Class 4 – How we make decisions(Decision making processes and records of decisions) 

Current and previous three years as a minimum


Admissions policy/decisions (not individual admission decisions) Hard copy


Agendas of meetings of the governing body and (if held) its sub-committees Hard copy


Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meetings. Hard copy


 Class 5 – Our policies and procedures(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities) 

Current information only


School policies including:

  • Charging and remissions policy
  • Health and Safety
  • Complaints procedure
  • Staff Handbook
  • Discipline and grievance policies
  • Staffing structure
  • FOI Publication Scheme
  • Equality and diversity (including equal opportunities) policies
  • Staff recruitment policies


Hard copy


Pupil and curriculum policies, including:

  • Home-school agreement
  • Curriculum
  • Sex Education
  • Special educational needs
  • Accessibility
  • Race Equality
  • Religious Education
  • Behaviour
Hard copy


Records management and personal data policies, including:

  • Records retention destruction and archive policies
  • Data protection (including information sharing policies)


Hard copy


Charging regimes and policies.This should include details of any statutory charging regimes. Charging policies should include charges made for information routinely published. They should clearly state what costs are to be recovered, the basis on which they are made and how they are calculated. Hard copy


 Class 6 – Lists and RegistersCurrently maintained lists and registers only  (some information may only be available by inspection)
Disclosure logs Hard copy


Asset register Hard copy


Any information the school is currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER) Hard copy


 Class 7 – The services we offer(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses) 

Current information only


(some information may only be available by inspection)
Extra-curricular activities Hard copy


Out of school clubs Hard copy


Services for which the school is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees Hard copy


Leaflets books and newsletters Hard copy


Additional InformationThis will provide schools with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above Hard copy

Contact details:  Headteacher, St.Peter’s School, Crescent Road, London SE18 7BN


This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.

Type Of Charge


Basis Of Charge

Disbursement cost Photocopying/printing @ 50p per sheet (black & white) Actual cost *
Postage Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class

* the actual cost incurred by the public authority