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Freedom of Information Act: guidance

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Last updated on 30 May 2018
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Learn about your obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, including the information your school must publish. You can also find out when you can charge for information and when you can refuse requests for information.

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  1. 1 Main obligations under the Act
  2. 2 Information schools must publish
  3. 3 Include your publication scheme on your website if possible
  4. 4 Handling requests for information
  5. 5 Refusing to comply with a request

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