HM Inspectors professional opinion on Fettes College 2023: FOI release

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

Information requested

All information held by HMI pertaining to the request by the Registrar for Independent Schools in Scotland for the professional opinion of HMI, made on or around 19 July 2023, in relation to Fettes College.


Please see the attached documents at Annex B - D containing the information you have requested.

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) and 30(b)(ii) - free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation and 38(1)(b) - personal information of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in Annex A to this letter.

There are further documents available on the Fettes College website at the following links:

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain the information from the links above, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300385638 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 202300385638 - Information Released - Annex B
FOI 202300385638 - Information Released - Annex C
FOI 202300385638 - Information Released - Annex D


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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