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School name, seed code, and inspection rating: FOI release

Published: 17 Sep 2019

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

Published:
17 Sep 2019
School name, seed code, and inspection rating: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02030
Date received: 21 Aug 2019
Date responded: 13 Sep 2019
Information requested

You asked for the following information:

A csv with the following information for all schools in Scotland

  • School name
  • School Seed Code
  • Latest inspection rating for all schools, regardless of how far back that goes.  Just the rating for "Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion".
Response

1. School names and SEED codes:

You may find a list of all schools in Scotland (and their SEED code) online at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/Datasets/contactdetails.  This list is provided by the Scottish Government.  Section 25(1) of FOISA sets out that public bodies do not have to provide information that is otherwise accessible.

2. Latest inspection rating:

In your email of 21 August 2019, you clarified that you are seeking the latest rating for all schools on “Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion". Quality Indicator (‘QI’) 3.1 of How Good Is Our School 4 (https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/Frameworks_SelfEvaluation/FRWK2_NIHeditHGIOS/FRWK2_HGIOS4.pdf)

Attached is the list of schools which have been inspected using the QI 3.1 Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.  The list is for all published inspection reports from August 2016 to 23 August 2019.

Inspection of educational establishments (early learning and childcare, primary, secondary and special schools) in Scotland is on a proportionate basis using a sampling based approach, not on an annual or cyclical basis.  More information on the approach we use can be obtained on our website at: https://education.gov.scot/what-we-do/inspection-and-review/standards-and-evaluation-framework/07-how-often-do-we-inspect.

The Quality Indicator (QI 3.1) Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion was introduced in August 2016 as part of the new inspection framework.  More information on the inspection framework can be found at: https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/HGIOS4

Reasons for not providing information - Annex
Information publically available

Public bodies are not required to provide information that is already publically available in terms of section 25(1) of FOISA.  The names of all schools in Scotland, and their SEED code, is publically available online and a link to that information has been provided.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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