Freedom of Information

The FOI Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. HSLC has adopted the generic model publication scheme issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office and has also produced a guide to information available from HSLC (specifying what information we publish and how it is available) and a schedule of fees (confirming what we charge for information).

Making a Request

Individuals or organisations may make a written request for information which they believe the School holds. To request information under the provisions of the Act please email [email protected] or write to Headteacher’s PA, Hornsea School & Language College, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW

Please be sure to include your name and valid postal address, as required under the Act, and a clear description of the information you are seeking. When making a request you can state a preference of how you want the information communicated to you. We will try to meet your preference as far as is reasonably practical, or notify you if we cannot do so.

Responding to your request

We will inform you in writing whether we hold the information you have requested and if so, provide it to you not later than 20 working days after we receive the request.

The FOI Act does identify a number of categories of information which the School is not required to disclose under the Act. In this case, we will write to you stating the exemption which provides the basis for refusal within the Act and why it applies to the information you requested. We will communicate this to you within the 20 working day time period.

Requests for personal information made under the Data Protection Act

If you are seeking personal information about yourself, you should apply under the provisions of the Data Protection Act, with a statutory £10 fee. Personal information about others is, and will remain, generally confidential.


If you are dissatisfied with the way the School has responded to a request for information, please write to Headteacher, Hornsea School & Language College, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing the operation of the Act, and you may raise issues with this office at any time. More information can be found on the ICO website listed below, or by writing to Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

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