Correspondence with Education Scotland and Registrar of Independent Schools: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

All documentation (emails, meeting notes, correspondence with Education Scotland and Registrar of Independent Schools and the Scottish Ministers and Registrar of Independent Schools, reports etc) around the Registrar's recent (October 2022-May 2023) investigation into George Watson's College.


Please find attached documents with regards to your above Freedom of Information request.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information within these documents you have requested because exemptions under sections 30(b)(i) - free and frank provision of advice and 38(1)(b) - personal information of FOISA applies to that information. One document has been withheld under exemption section 30(c) - otherwise prejudice effective conduct of public affairs. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex A attached.

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FOI - 202300356025 - Annex A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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