Guide to Accessing Information

This guide sets out what information the School will provide under the ICO’s model publication scheme. Not all the information listed below will be routinely provided and any request for information would be considered individually and may not be provided if it is not held by the school, is easily available elsewhere or where there is an applicable exemption available.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, Sir Thomas Rich’s is committed to making routinely available to the general public certain classes of information such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information. The School has adopted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Scheme of Publication.

ICO SoP Available Here

Hard copies of the information published on the website are available free of charge to parents.
In all other cases the School will make a charge to cover the costs of printing or photocopying (currently 5p per page) and postage.

For details on how to make a Freedom of Information Request, please see the School’s Freedom of Information Policy which can be found on the website under Governors and Policies.
Any queries should be addressed to the Freedom of Information Officer, Mr D. Dempsey.; telephone 01452 338406.

Section 1 - Who we are and what we do

Current organisational information and contacts.

Details of the staff team: PDF Download

Who's who on the board of governors and the basis of their appointment: PDF Download

Articles of Association: PDF Download

Contact details for the Headmaster and for the governing body via the clerk to the Governors:

  • The Headmaster is Mr Matthew S R Morgan – email
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Sue Bain and can be contacted by email:, by telephone: (01452) 338431 or by fax: (01452) 338401

The School Prospectus can be found on this page

The School session times can be found on this page, under the section – "What are the times of the school day?"

The School term dates can be found on this page

The Address of the school and contact details on this page

Section 2 - What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

The majority of information relating to these can be found within the Final Accounts documents:

  • 2017 Final Accounts - PDF Download
  • 2018 Final Accounts - PDF Download
  • Depending on when this page is accessed, there may be more up-to-date accounts available, on: this page

These include details of:
  • income provided to the School[s/Trust] and where this is from
  • staff pay (Senior Leadership Team or equivalent, whose basic actual salary is at least £60,000 per annum)
  • Governors’ allowances that can be incurred or claimed, and a record of total payments made.

Information on major capital spends and fundraising can be found on this page

Details of expenditure items over £5000, including costs and supplier is available from the finance director: Nicky Binning - email

Details of procedures used for the purchase of goods and services and details of contracts that have gone through a tendering process. PDF Download

School Pay Policy PDF Download

Section 3 - What our priorities are and how we are doing

Current information on strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews

The latest Ofsted inspection report PDF Download

Performance management policy and procedures adopted by the governing body. PDF Download

Performance data:

Safeguarding and child protection policy/procedures PDF Download

Section 4 - How we make decisions

Information available for current year and previous three years.

Admissions policies, procedures and right to appeal:

Agendas and minutes of meetings of the governing body and its committees. (NB this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meetings). Available from the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Sue Bain and contact details can be found on this page

Any conflicts register for the governing body that sets out what conflicts have been declared. Available on this page

Section 5 - Our policies and procedures

Current information only

Our list of policies can be found on this page

Section 6 - Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only (this does not include the attendance register). Available from Mr David Dempsey, Data Manager - email

Freedom of Information Disclosure logs can be found on this page

Asset register, available from the finance director: Nicky Binning - email

Section 7 - The service we offer

(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)
Current information only

Information on extra-curricular activities and information on out of school clubs are available from Mr Chris Carter, Deputy Headmaster - email

Charging and remissions policy PDF Download

School Magazines available on this page

Letters sent home available on this page