Freedom of Information

You have legal rights to get information from Scottish public authorities, which now includes independent schools.  The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 give you the right to ask for and be given information from a wide range of public organisations in Scotland. 

To meet our obligations under this legislation Mirren Park School provides access to information on request and maintains a Publication Scheme that lists the types of information, which the institution has already made available.

Details of the information made available, how to access the information and what it might cost are provided in the Guide to Information below - this has been broken into tables 8.1 - 8.12 to make accessing information easier for you.

Access to some information is limited by law. The public authority has duties to reply to your request and will provide an answer unless there are clear exemptions to providing this information as detailed in legislation. If the public authority refuses to give you the information you asked for, you can ask the authority to review its decision. If you are still unhappy, you can appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If the Commissioner decides the public authority should have given you the information, she will enforce your rights under FOISA. Freedom of information requires Scottish public authorities to publish a lot of information under what is known as the “publication scheme” duty. If you can, search the public authority’s website before making a request, or even call and ask them about what is available as you may find that you get the information you’re looking for more quickly.

For more information, please see -http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights/YourRights.aspx

Should you wish to make an information request, please read Your Guide to Requesting Information below and follow the guidance notes.

Please contact foi@mirrenpark.education should you wish to contact us via email.