The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides public access to information held by public bodies.
It does this in two ways:
  • Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
  • Members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities
The act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK- wide public authorities based in Scotland. 
The Act does not give people access to their own personal data (information about themselves) such as health records. If a member of the public wants to see information that a public authority holds about them, they should make a data protection subject access request. 
The following documents detail the model publication scheme from the ICO which has been adopted by the Diocese of St. Albans Multi-Academy Trust (DSAMAT) and signposts where specific information can be requested.
FOI requests will only be accepted in writing through the following mechanisms:
an email to:
a letter posted to:
School Business Manager, Ursula Taylor C of E School, High Street, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6EG.  
The following documents detail how we obtain, process and store data relating to pupils and staff at Ursula Taylor C of E School and how we fulfill Data Protection requirements as a member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust.