Schools

Schools in Chorley and number of pupils attending

Reference 787.53
Date Responded 21/01/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
I am writing to request a list of primary and secondary schools in Chorley, together with the number of children attending each of the schools.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email, dated 21 January, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
Please see the attached document, showing details of all schools within the Chorley educational district (63 in total), and the number of pupils on roll as at 9 March 2009 (the date of the most recent school census).  Please note that information about the number of pupils on roll is not held for a small number of schools.
  
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Racism and equality in schools

Reference 787.21
Date Responded 03/02/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
Please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
    
1) What evidence is there that schools� equal opportunity policies are effective in combating racism?
2) What are schools in your area doing to promote racial equality and promote community cohesion? Examples of measures deemed to be good practice and recognised as being successful would be useful.
3) Can you provide me with any evidence that the measures listed above have been effective (if this has not already been done)?
4) Are further measures required to either maintain trust in the teaching profession or protect children and young people?
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 11th January 2010, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
Please see the attached document in response to your request. 
   
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Response (Word)

Response (PDF)

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Number of schools likely to contain asbestos

Reference 787.50
Date Responded 15/02/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
The information I am seeking is as follows:
 
a.    How many schools your Authority is responsible for?
b.    How many contain asbestos?
c.    The names of the schools that contain chrysotile?
d.    The names of the schools that contain amosite?
e.    The names of the schools that contain crocidolite?
f.     How many system built schools your Authority is responsible for?
g.    The names of the schools that are system built, including:
    i    What type of system building are they?
    ii  What mark are they?
    iii When were they constructed? 
h.    Have you completed the DCSF/HSE questionnaire on system built schools?
i.     If so please can I have a copy.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 20th January 2010, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
a.      The Authority is responsible for 626 schools.
b.     539 contain Asbestos
c.      Names of Schools that contain Chrysotile (spreadsheet attached)
d.     Names of Schools that contain Amosite (spreadsheet attached)
e.      Names of Schools that contain Crocidolite (spreadsheet attached)
f.        The Authority is responsible for 71 system-built schools
g.     Names of schools that are system built (spreadsheet attached) i) what type of system building are they = Onward construction.
ii) What mark are they = onward Mk 1 (53) and Onward MK 2 (18).  iii) They were constructed = various dates between 1956 and 1984, majority late 1960s – early 1970s.
h and i - This questionnaire was completed and an electronic copy supplied but no copy was kept on file.
   
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Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF)

Reference 787.115
Date Responded 23/02/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information about Building Schools for the Future projects in your area.
 
For each completed BSF project, please give:
1.    The name of the school
2.    The total cost of the project
3.    The capital cost of the project
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 9th February 2010, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
For each completed BSF project, please give:
1.      The name of the school
2.      The total cost of the project
3.      The capital cost of the project
 
We can confirm the costs are as follows:
 
Phase 1
 
Total Capital Expenditure:
 
Burnley Campus                                                                                         £31,425,394
Pendle Vale Campus                                                                                 £29,624,092
Shuttleworth College                                                                                  £19,731,758 
                                                                                                                        £80,781,972 
Total cost of the project:
The estimated figures for payments including those for ongoing buildings and grounds maintenance, security etc and inflation over a 25 year period is £272.2m. We are unable to split this figure over the schools within Phase 1
The majority of these costs are funded by Government Grant
 
Phase 2
 
Total Capital Expenditure:
 
Sir John Thursby Community College and Ridgewood High School           £33,580,972
 
Total cost of the project:
The estimated figures for payments including those for ongoing buildings and grounds maintenance, security etc and inflation over a 25 year period is £134.4m. The majority of these costs are funded by Government Grant
   
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Cover supervisors

Reference 787.125
Date Responded 24/02/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, some information not held
Request
I would like to know:
 
1: How many cover supervisors do all the schools in your authority currently employ? (please provide a breakdown of schools and the number of cover supervisors each school employs)
 
2: How many times in the academic year 2008/2009 have schools in your authority used a cover supervisor to cover for a single teacher for more than three days in a row? (please provide a break down with each school and how many times they have used cover supervisors in this way)
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 15th February 2010, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
1: How many cover supervisors do all the schools in your authority currently employ?
 
2586 Teaching Assistants level 3.
 
2: How many times in the academic year 2008/2009 have schools in your authority used a cover supervisor to cover for a single teacher for more than three days in a row? (please provide a break down with each school and how many times they have used cover supervisors in this way)
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold the information you have requested.  Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines schools as separate public authorities for the purposes of the Act.  Consequently, your enquiry will need to be addressed to each of the schools within Lancashire separately.  Details of the schools within Lancashire can be found on the County Council's website at the following URL: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/view.asp?siteid=2801&pageid=4661&e=e (links on the right of the page enable you to download the directory of schools in either Excel or PDF formats).
 
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Schools who will be subject for Financial Management Standards in Schools re-assessment in 2010/11

Reference 787.289
Date Responded 21/04/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
Would you please provide me with the details of the schools within your local authority who will be subject for Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSiS) re-assessment in 2010 /11.
Response
Request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 15th April 2010 in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to provide you with a response.
 
Would you please provide me with the details of the schools within your local authority who will be subject for Financial Management Standard in Schools (FMSiS) re-assessment in 2010 /11.

Please see list below of schools that are due for FMSIS reassessment between 1/4/2010 and 31/3/2011.
 
School No
School Name
02016
Shakespeare Primary
04052
Lytham Hall Park Primary
06060
Queen's Drive Primary
07012
Walton-Le-Dale Community
07017
Leyland St James CE
07030
Longton Primary
08007
Lordsgate Township CE
08077
Banks St Stephen's CE
09007
St George's CE Primary
01102
Lancaster Girls Grammar
01104
Ripley St Thomas CE High
01108
Heysham High
01109
Morecambe High
01112
Our Lady's Catholic College
02105
Fleetwood High
04115
Carr Hill 11-18 High
07109
Hutton CE Grammar
08115
Ormskirk School
14109
Haslingden High
12115
B F Burnley Schools Sixth Form
01110
Carnforth High
01113
Central Lancaster High
02102
Hodgson High
02104
St Aidan's CE
02106
Cardinal Allen Catholic
06101
Fulwood High
06104
Ashton-On-Ribble High
06111
Tulketh High
06116
St Cecilia's RC High
06117
Christ The King Catholic
06118
Our Lady's Catholic High
06121
Corpus Christi Catholic Sports College
07101
Balshaws CE High
07102
St Mary's Catholic
07103
Worden High
07104
Wellfield Business and Enterprise College
07105
St Mary's RC High
07106
All Hallows Catholic
07107
Walton-Le-Dale High
07108
Lostock Hall Community
07110
Penwortham Priory High
07111
Penwortham Girls' High
08103
St Bede's Catholic High
08105
Up Holland High - Specialist College
08106
Glenburn High
08113
Lathom High
09104
St Michael's CE High
09105
Albany High
09106
Bishop Rawstorne CE
11101
Norden High
11102
The Hollins Technology College
11103
Mount Carmel RC High
11105
Oswaldtwistle Rhyddings High
11106
St Christopher's CE High
11108
Accrington Moorhead Sports College
11109
St Augustine's RC High
11110
Bowland High
11113
Ribblesdale High
13101
Colne Primet High
13103
West Craven Technology College
13108
Ss J Fisher/T More RC
14107
Whitworth Community High
14108
Fearns Community Sports College
12110
B A Shuttleworth College
12111
B B Hameldon College
12112
B C Unity College
13111
P B Pendle Vale College
 
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Racist incident reports in schools

Reference
787.272
Date Responded 26/04/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, partial refusal under section 12(1)
Request
Please can you provide the following information:
 
How many racist incident reports in secondary schools were given to Lancashire County Council each year in the last three years available?
 
How many racist incident reports in primary schools were given to Lancashire County Council each year in the last three years available?
 
How many teachers did the reports correspond to? eg one teacher in primary school sent in six reports, a teacher from a secondary school filled in 20 reports.
 
For each report, please provide:
 
-A summary of the allegation
-The outcome, including details of any action taken by the council
-The district the incident occured in, and, if possible, the name of the school.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email, dated 8 April, in which you request the disclosure of information about racist incident reports, we are now in a position to respond.
 
The number of incidents reported by schools (broken down by school type) in each of the last 3 academic years is as follows:
 
 
06/07
07/08
08/09
Primary
261
229
191
Secondary
322
228
182
TOTAL
583
457
373
 
With regard to your subsequent questions, we can advise that Lancashire County Council does not hold information about the number of teachers to which the incidents refer (as the notifications are made anonymous), or details of action taken, as this is not recorded by the County Council.
 
Although Lancashire County Council does hold summaries of the incidents, and the districts and schools in which they occurred, collating this information would require manual analysis of each incident report.  Given the number of reports per year, this would incur a commitment of resources in excess of the limit of £450 set by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 (SI No. 3244 of 2004), which equates to 18 hours of work. Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act provides that a public authority is not obliged to comply with a request where to do so would exceed such a limit.
 
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Bullying and other hate crimes in schools

Reference
787.220
Date Responded 30/04/2010
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request
1. For each academic year* in the period 2002/03 to the last complete year, please let me have the total number of incidents reported to you by all schools which relate to racist incidents, homophobic incidents and all other hate-related bullying incidents. 
 
If held, please also:
 
(a) show figures for nursery, primary and secondary levels (and/or by age group).
(b) provide a breakdown of these figures according to nature of incident (i.e. verbal name-calling/ physical violence/threat of violence/graffiti etc).
(c) provide a breakdown of these figures according to the status of victims and perpetrators (i.e. incidents against pupils or against staff).
(d) provide a breakdown of these figures according to gender, ethnicity (or any other category you use) of victims and perpetrators.
(e) indicate any individual cases which have required Police involvement.
(f) indicate any individual cases which have involved targeted and sustained harassment, bullying or name-calling toward a single victim.
(g) include any written discussion or action-points that officers have produced in response to incident data or individual cases (i.e. notes on observable trends and any appropriate action the LEA intends).
(h) provide a breakdown of these figures according to the percentage of recorded incidents resulting in further action.
(i) provide numbers/percentages of schools who have returned incident reports and numbers/percentages of schools in which incidents have taken place.
 
2. Please provide me with a copy of the definitions and guidance you are currently supplying to schools on racist, homophobic and all hate-related bullying incidents. If held, please also provide me with copies of previous versions of the guidance
 
Please note:    (i) I am only requesting the information you hold according to the standard practices you operate (i.e the documentation as it currently exists). I therefore do not expect you to provide me with any of the detailed information listed above unless it is already collated, has been retained and is on-file. 
(ii) If the records you keep on, for example, homophobic incidents start later than 2002/03 then I will accept information from whatever date your procedures began.
(iii) Points (a) to (i) above are listed in order of their importance to my research (with (a) as most important and so on).
 
*If your data runs according to financial year or by school term I will be happy to accept the information in this form.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email, dated 22 March, in which you request the disclosure of information about hate-related incidents at school, we are now in a position to respond.
 
Please note that schools only notify the Authority of pupil exclusions and racist incidents, and thus much of the information you are seeking is not held by Lancashire County Council.  For most of the information you are seeking you will have to contact the schools directly, as Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines schools as separate public authorities for the purposes of the Act.  Details of the schools within Lancashire can be found on the County Council's website at the following URL:
 
 
With regard to pupil exclusions, these are recorded against the standard headers defined by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF), which are as follows:
 
·         Bullying (BU)
·         Racist Abuse (RA)
·         Physical Assault on Pupil (PP)
·         Physical Assault on Adult (PA)
·         Verbal Abuse/Threats to Pupil (VP)
·         Verbal Abuse/Threats to Adult (VA)
·         Sexual Misconduct (SM)
·         Drugs and alcohol (DA)
·         Damage (DM)
·         Theft (TH)
·         Persistent Disruption (DB)
·         Other (OT)
 
Electronic exclusion records are only held since 2003/04 academic year, and figures for the current 2009/10 year have not yet been compiled.  Accordingly, please find attached exclusion figures for the academic years 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09.
 
With regard to 'racist incidents', the following number of 'racist incident' notifications were received by Lancashire County Council from Primary and Secondary schools within the County in the last 3 academic years:
 
06/07
07/08
08/09
Primary
261
229
191
Secondary
322
228
182
TOTAL
583
457
373
 
Guidance to schools is issued by the DCSF.
 
Attachments
2003/04 (excel)
 
2004/05 (excel)
 
2005/06 (excel)
 
2006/07 (excel)
 
2007/08 (excel)
 
2008/09 (excel)

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Children absent from school due to family holidays

Reference 787.301
Date Responded 17/05/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
I would like to ask how many school days were missed in your area by pupils who were away on holiday with their families. Please provide information for the most recent year for which information is available.
 
Please provide figures for both authorised and unauthorised absence at both primary and secondary schools.
 
I would also like to ask how many a) penalty notices and b) prosecutions have been issued against parents or families who have taken their children on holiday in breach of the rules on absence from school.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 20th April 2010 in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to provide you with a response.
 
These figures are for 2008-09, which is the most recent year for which information is available
 
I would like to ask how many school days were missed in your area by pupils who were away on holiday with their families. Please provide information for the most recent year for which information is available.
 
We record attendance as sessions, which are half days, so the figures provided are in sessions, which are then halved to get the equivalent number of days
Primary – sessions of absences for authorised holidays and extended leave = 196850 which when halved equates to 98425 days missed
Primary – sessions of absence for unauthorised holidays = 11911 which when halved equates to 5955.5 days missed
 
Secondary – sessions of absence for authorised holidays and extended leave = 94292 which when halved equates to 47146 days missed
Secondary – sessions of absence for unauthorised holidays = 14252 which when halved equates to 7126 days missed
 
As a percentage of total possible sessions this is
 
Primary absences – authorised holiday and extended leave = 0.86% of total possible sessions of attendance in Lancashire
Primary absences – unauthorised holidays = 0.05% of total possible sessions of attendance in Lancashire
 
Secondary absences – authorised holidays and extended leave = 0.48% of total possible sessions of attendance in Lancashire
Secondary absences – unauthorised holidays = 0.07% of total possible sessions of attendance in Lancashire
 
Please provide figures for both authorised and unauthorised absence at both primary and secondary schools
 
The figures provided below are broken down into primary and secondary schools and show the percentage of absence against total sessions,
 
2008-09
 
Secondary Authorised Absence             6.00%               Unauthorised absence    1.17%              Overall absence   7.16%
Primary Authorised absence                  4.75%               Unauthorised absence    0.42%              Overall absence    5.17%            
 
I would also like to ask how many a) penalty notices and b) prosecutions have been issued against parents or families who have taken their children on holiday in breach of the rules on absence from school.
 
We issued 21 Penalty Notices to parents (in respect of 19 children) where children were taken out on holiday without permission from school
Of these, 11 were paid, and 10 were not paid so court prosecutions followed for these 10 cases.
  
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Employee breakdown by ethnicity and racial groups of all staff in Lancashire schools

Reference 787.373
Date Responded 08/06/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, partial refusal under section 40(2)
Request
I would like to make a request for information under the freedom of information act.  I would like you to provide me with the following:
 
1.  Employment breakdown by ethnicity and racial groups of all staff (teaching and support) in Lancashire Schools as a whole.
 
2.  Employment breakdown by ethnicity and racial groups of all staff at Balshaw High School, Leyland
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 19 May 2010, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding the ethnicity of teaching staff within Lancashire schools. Please see the table below.
 
ETHNICITY
NUMBER OF STAFF
WHITE
12211
IRISH
67
ANY OTHER WHITE BACK
62
BLACK - CARIBBEAN
10
BLACK - AFRICAN
7
BLACK - BRITISH
11
INDIAN
167
PAKISTANI
272
BANGLADESHI
40
CHINESE
11
ASIAN OTHER
58
OTHER
72
WHITE & BLACK CARIBB
10
WHITE & BLACK AFRICA
3
WHITE & ASIAN
14
ANY OTHER MIXED BACK
12
UNKNOWN
10696
 
To address your second point, in which you ask for a breakdown of teaching staff within Balshaw's CE High School, we can confirm that Lancashire County Council does hold this information, however, it is absolutely exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i). The requested information is the personal data of the individuals concerned, and disclosure of this information is likely to lead to the identification of the individuals and their ethnicity. Ethnicity is an especially significant area of Data Protection, as it is considered 'sensitive personal data' and is subject to tighter restrictions with regards to processing, including disclosure. Consequently, disclosure would be unfair, and thus a breach of the first data protection principle.
  
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Teachers and pupils suing schools over accidents, disputes or attacks

Reference 787.358
Date Responded 18/06/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
 
1) How much compensation has been paid by the local authority to teachers and pupils suing local schools over accidents, employment disputes and attacks in 2007, 2008, 2009 and so far in 2010, with these figures broken down by individual schools and boroughs if possible.
 
2) What kind of incidents have teachers claimed compensation for? Can you please provide a list of incidents for example trip slips or falls and how much was paid out in each incident.
 
3) What kind of incidents have pupils claimed compensation for? Can you please provide a list of incidents for example trip slips or falls and how much was paid out in each incident..
 
4) What has been the maximum compensation payment to date and what incident did this relate to?  
 
5) What has been the minimum compensation payment to date and what incident did this relate to?  
 
6) Which fund does this compensation come out of?
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 13th May 2010 in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to provide you with a response.
 
Please see below response and attached document.
 
1)     How much compensation has been paid by the local authority to teachers and pupils suing local schools over accidents, employment disputes and attacks in 2007, 2008, 2009 and so far in 2010, with these figures broken down by individual schools and boroughs if possible.
2007 = £28,675
2008 = £330,888.97
2009 = £101,526.92
2010 = £43,072.79
 
Please note that a key to the education district numbers can be found on the website of the Lancashire Grid for Learning at the following URL: http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/schooldetails/index.php?s=4c19fbd7b6ef5fab5dcdb1a9448a9dee
 
2)     What kind of incidents have teachers claimed compensation for? Can you please provide a list of incidents for example trip slips or falls and how much was paid out in each incident.
Please see attached list
 
3)     What kind of incidents have pupils claimed compensation for? Can you please provide a list of incidents for example trip slips or falls and how much was paid out in each incident..
Please see attached list
 
4)     What has been the maximum compensation payment to date and what incident did this relate to?  
Industrial Asthma = £136,149.70
 
5)     What has been the minimum compensation payment to date and what incident did this relate to?  
Slip/Trip/Fall = £400.00
 
6)     Which fund does this compensation come out of?
Compensation for accidents comes from the Insurance fund.
Compensation in connection to employment tribunals is funded by the directorate where the employee was based.
 
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School Closures

Reference 787.395
Date Responded 08/06/2010
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with the following information about unplanned school closures (snow, boiler breakdown, sickness, staff absences, strikes etc etc) over the last four calendar years (May 2006 - May 2010).
 
- details of all such school closures, providing the name of the school, the reason for its closure, and the number of days it remained closed.
 
- in each case, please could you indicate the type of school and the number of pupils.
 
Please note, if you would rather provide the information for "school years" (ie, September to July), please feel free to do so, from September 2005. But please could you also include information about any closures during the current school year.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email of 25 May 2010, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding school closures. Please find attached the documents which contain the information requested. 
 
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Percentage of children eligible for free school meals in Burnley

Reference 787.488
Date Responded 07/07/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
I am required to gain the percentage of children eligible for free school meals in Burnley primary schools
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 2nd July 2010, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to respond.
 
School %FSM
Briercliffe Primary School 5.52%
Worsthorne Primary School 6.67%
St John's Church of England Primary School, Cliviger 4.44%
Padiham Green Church of England Primary School 31.18%
Padiham Primary School 35.36%
St John The Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School. Padiham 11.92%
Padiham St Leonard's Voluntary Aided CofE Primary School 30.91%
Hapton Church of England/Methodist Primary School 17.20%
Barden Primary School 28.05%
Burnley Brunshaw Primary School 26.32%
Christ The King Roman Catholic Primary School. Burnley 4.74%
Burnley Heasandford Primary School 33.39%
Burnley Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 39.32%
Burnley Ightenhill Primary School 31.25%
Burnley Lowerhouse Junior School 21.91%
Rosegrove Infant School 21.28%
St Augustine of Canterbury RC Primary School. Burnley 21.66%
Burnley St James' Lanehead Church of England Primary School 13.74%
St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School. Burnley 18.65%
St Mary Magdalene's Roman Catholic Primary School. Burnley 11.05%
Burnley St Peter's Church of England Primary School 36.30%
Burnley St Stephen's Church of England Primary School 29.55%
Burnley Stoneyholme Community Primary School 27.40%
Burnley Whittlefield Primary School 13.10%
Burnley Casterton Primary School 33.83%
Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School 1.91%
Rosewood Primary School 27.76%
Cherry Fold Community Primary School 55.15%
Burnley Springfield Community Primary School 63.36%
St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School. Burnley 21.01%
  
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Exclusions from schools due to involvement with weapons

Reference 787.518
Date Responded 26/07/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
  1. Can you state how many children within your authority were (i) given a fixed period exclusion and (ii) permanently excluded from a school because of their involvement with a weapon of any description?
  2. Please could you give a one line summary of each incident referred to in Q.1.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 13th July 2010 in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to provide you with a response.
 
Please see the attachment to this email which details the information you have requested.
 
Please be advised, Lancashire County Council does not hold information about each incident from which to provide a one line summary. This is held by the individual schools and as such this aspect of your enquiry should be redirected to them.
 
Links to schools within Lancashire can be found at the following URL: http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/schooldetails/index.php
 
Please note however, as this part of your request involves personal data about each individual pupil, schools may refuse to disclosure this information.
  
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Number of teachers / school staff subject to allegations in last year

Reference 787.502
Date Responded 18/08/2010
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request
Please disclose under the FOI Act:

The number of teachers, teaching assistants or other school staff who have been subject to allegations in the last year by pupils or parents of pupils. Please provide a breakdown by the staff member's occupation.

The nature of each allegation. If this would identify individuals then please just provide a brief outline of the case, or the category of the nature of the allegation, e.g. assault.

The outcome of each allegation; charges dropped, teacher acquitted, staff member dismissed, staff member convicted. Please also detail how many of these cases have been described as involving 'false allegations'.

Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email dated 8th July 2010 in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are now in a position to provide you with a response.
 
The number of teachers, teaching assistants or other school staff who have been subject to allegations in the last year by pupils or parents of pupils. Please provide a breakdown by the staff member's occupation.
The nature of each allegation. If this would identify individuals then please just provide a brief outline of the case, or the category of the nature of the allegation, e.g. assault.
 
The outcome of each allegation; charges dropped, teacher acquitted, staff member dismissed, staff member convicted. Please also detail how many of these cases have been described as involving 'false allegations'.
 
Please see the attachment to this email which details the information you have requested.
 
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School Library Service

Reference 787.563
Date Responded 18/08/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
1. Please give number of schools eligible for school library services / the number of schools receiving the school library service
 
2. Please give estimated number of pupils supported.
 
3. Please can you give an estimate for how many resource items you have – if you loan by box than please estimate using average number of items per box.
 
4. How are budgets for school library services allocated by lea?
 Fully delegated to schools / devolved and earmarked / centrally funded / Other
 
5. Has the service worked with academies in 2009/10? (yes / no / we have no academies)
 
6. In the financial year 2009/10 what was the estimated total SLS expenditure?
 
7. In the financial year 2009/10 what was the total SLS income?
 
8. In the financial year 2009/10 what proportion of income do you estimate came from:
 schools / lea / library authority / other institutions or clients / other (eg. Grants)
 
9. Do you expect the local authority to cut / freeze / increase its funding to the SLS in 2011?
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email of 28 July, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding the school library service. We have answered each point of your enquiry below.

1. Please give number of schools eligible for school library services / the number of schools receiving the school library service

554 LEA Primary, Nursery and Special schools are eligible for school library services, with 533 who actually receive the service .

2. Please give estimated number of pupils supported.

93,585 pupils supported.

3. Please can you give an estimate for how many resource items you have – if you loan by box than please estimate using average number of items per box.

Total stock holdings are: 489,915 items with the majority of this stock in schools at any one time.  Each short term loan box contains a minimum of 30 items.

4. How are budgets for school library services allocated by lea? Fully delegated to schools / devolved and earmarked / centrally funded / Other

26 Nurseries , Former Grant Maintained and short stay schools have had funding fully delegated. 528  schools have funding devolved and earmarked for School Library Services.
 
5.    Has the service worked with academies in 2009/10? (yes / no / we have no academies)
 
We currently have no academies in Lancashire.
 
6.    In the financial year 2009/10 what was the estimated total SLS expenditure?
 
£715,000
 
7.    In the financial year 2009/10 what was the total SLS income?
 
£780,000
 
8.    In the financial year 2009/10 what proportion of income do you estimate came from:  schools / lea / library authority / other institutions or clients / other (eg. Grants)
 
£720,000 from schools/Lea via re-charge for devolved and earmarked funding.
£37,000 income from schools choosing to purchase SLS services via delegated budgets /  from additional advisory services /Inset courses / Sale of Library stationery / Commission etc.
£23,000 commissions for projects with Looked after Children.
 
9.    Do you expect the local authority to cut / freeze / increase its funding to the SLS in 2011?
 
The local authority will fully delegate budgets to all Lancashire primary and special schools from April 2011  
 
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Temporary classrooms used in Lancashire

Reference 787.635
Date Responded 01/09/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
How many temporary classrooms are in use in Lancashire, where are they and when were they installed?
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email of 18 August 2010, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding temporary classrooms in Lancashire schools.
 
Please see the attached document containing all the information requested.
 
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Location and cost of School Crossing Patrols at existing pedestrian crossings

Reference 787.658
Date Responded 14/09/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
Please could you tell me the location of every school crossing patrol (i.e.: lollipop men and women) in Lancashire that patrols a crossing that would still function without them (for example zebra, pelican, puffin and toucan crossings).
    
Please can you also tell me the cost of providing these patrols, both as a figure and as a proportion of the overall cost of school crossing patrols.
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email of 2nd September 2010, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding the location and cost of school crossing patrol wardens at existing pedestrian crossings. We have answered each point of your enquiry below.
 
Please could you tell me the location of every school crossing patrol (i.e: lollipop men and women) in Lancashire that patrols a crossing that would still function without them (for example zebra, pelican, puffin and toucan crossings).
 
Attached is the list of 'controlled' crossings that also have a school crossing patrol, there are 45 in all.
 
Please can you also tell me the cost of providing these patrols, both as a figure and as a proportion of the overall cost of school crossing patrols.
 
Cost of a school crossing patrol per point per annum = £4,203. Total cost for patrols on the 45 alternative points = £189,135 / annum. which is 12.5% of the total budget.
 
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Racist incident reports in schools

Reference 787.673
Date Responded 17/09/2010
Response Type
Full Disclosure
Request
* What are the number of racist incidents reporterd across schools in Lancashire? Can I have this as a yearly total for the past 5/6 years please.   
 
Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email, dated 8 September, in which you request the disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, I am now in a position to respond.
 
The number of racist incidents in schools for the last 6 years (academic years, August to July) are as follows (please note that the information for the 09/10 academic year has not yet been collated):
 
 
03/04
04/05
05/06
06/07
07/08
08/09
Primary
165
230
256
261
229
191
Secondary
148
191
259
322
228
182
TOTAL
313
421
515
583
457
373
 
Please note that Lancashire has almost 500 primary schools and over 80 secondary schools.
 
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School explusions

Reference 787.704
Date Responded 08/10/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, partial refusal under section 40(2)
Request
I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for details on the number of schoolchildren expelled during the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 school years, and the reasons for the expulsions.
  
Specifically, I would like information on the following:
 
 - For each school in the LEA, the number of pupils aged 16 and under expelled in the 2008/9 school year.
 - The age, or school year, of each of the expelled pupils.
 - The reason / summary of the offence which led to the expulsion.
 
 - For each school in the LEA, the number of pupils aged 16 and under expelled in the 2009/10 school year.
 - The age, or school year, of each of the expelled pupils.
 - The reason / summary of the offence which led to the expulsion.
 
For your guidance, I am not seeking in any way to identify the pupils.
 
By expulsion, I mean permanently excluded from school, not temporary suspensions or exclusions.
 
I wish to include as expelled those children moved from one school to another for disciplinary reasons.
 
By school, I mean secondary, primary, nursery and special schools in the LEA.However, you only need include in the list those schools where there have been expulsions.There is no need to include in the list schools which have seen no expulsions during that school year.
 
 
Response
Further to your email dated 16 September 2010 we are now in a position to respond.
 
2008/2009
 
1.     For each school in the LEA, the number of pupils aged 16 and under expelled in the 2008/9 school year
 
The total figure for permanent exclusions in Lancashire in 2008/2009 was 256.
 
Although Lancashire County Council does hold details of the schools from which pupils were excluded in 2008/09, this information is absolutely exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i).  This is because, given the small numbers concerned at each school, and the other details disclosed, it would be possible to identify individuals.  Disclosure of this information into the public domain would be unfair, and thus a breach of the first data protection principle, as set out at schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.
 
2.    The age, or school year, of each of the expelled pupils
 
Please see the attached PDF document detailing the school year of the pupils expelled.
 
3.     The reason / summary of the offence which led to the expulsion
 
Please see the attached spreadsheet detailing the reason for the exclusion. Please note the reason summaries are as follows:
 
PP – physical assault pupil
PA – physical assault adult
VP – verbal abuse / threats pupil
VA – verbal abuse / threats adult
BU – bullying
RA – racial abuse
SM – sexual misconduct
DA – drug / alcohol related
DM – damage
TH – theft
DB – persistent disruption
OT – other  
 
'WEAP' indicates where a school has failed to use a DFE exclusion category in the referral, but that the incident involved a weapon.  Similarly, 'POLIC' indicates that no DFE category was specified, but the incident was referred to the Police. 
 
2009/2010
 
1.    For each school in the LEA, the number of pupils aged 16 and under expelled in the 2009/10 school year
 
The total figure for permanent exclusions in Lancashire in 2009/2010 was 200.
 
Although Lancashire County Council does hold details of the schools from which pupils were excluded in 2009/10, this information is absolutely exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i).  This is because, given the small numbers concerned at each school, and the other details disclosed, it would be possible to identify individuals.  Disclosure of this information into the public domain would be unfair, and thus a breach of the first data protection principle, as set out at schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.
 
2.    The age, or school year, of each of the expelled pupils
 
Please see the attached spreadsheet detailing the school year of the pupils expelled.
 
3.    The reason / summary of the offence which led to the expulsion
 
Please see the attached spreadsheet detailing the reason for the exclusion. Please see above for the reason summaries.  
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Number of exclusions and appeals

Reference 787.723
Date Responded 12/10/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, partial refusal under section 40(2)
Request
1.    In the 2009/2010 academic year how many pupils who were given a permanent exclusion from their secondary school were reinstated after having the permanent exclusion overturned by the independent appeal panel?
 
2.    For each overturning of a permanent exclusion within this period please provide me with a summary or redacted copy of (i) the grounds of appeal which were successful and (ii) the statement from the school stating why the child should be excluded for a specimen month.
 
Note.  I have left the month open so that you can select a specimen month which may make it easier to locate these documents. 
 
Response
Further to your email dated 16 September 2010 we are now in a position to respond.
 
1.    In the 2009/2010 academic year how many pupils who were given a permanent exclusion from their secondary school were reinstated after having the permanent exclusion overturned by the independent appeal panel?
 
In 2009/10 there were 10 appeals against permanent exclusion, none of which were successful.
 
2.    For each overturning of a permanent exclusion within this period please provide me with a summary or redacted copy of (i) the grounds of appeal which were successful and (ii) the statement from the school stating why the child should be excluded for a specimen month.
 
N/A
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Drug incidents in schools

Reference 787.747
Date Responded 15/10/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, partial refusal under section 12(1), some information not held
Request
  • How many drug finds/seizures/incidents have there been at schools in Burnley and Padiham in each of the past five years?
  • What were the dates in each case and which schools did each incident occur at?
  • What kind and quantity of drugs were found in each case and what was the age of the people involved in each incident?
  • What measures were taken with the pupils in each case?
Response
1.    How many drug finds/seizures/incidents have there been at schools in Burnley and Padiham in each of the past five years?
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. For every incident relating to drugs you will have to contact the schools directly. Please click on the link below for contact details of schools in Burnley and Padiham (these fall within education district 12).
 
 
Lancashire County Council does however hold details of exclusions which were reported as drugs or alcohol related. Please be aware that we are unable to distinguish which exclusions relate specifically to drugs and which relate to alcohol. It is therefore a possibility that all of the exclusions below are alcohol related. These are as follows:
 
Primary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2005/6
0
5
2006/7
0
0
2007/8
0
1
2008/9
0
1
2009/10
0
0
 
Secondary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2005/6
1
20
2006/7
0
14
2007/8
2
10
2008/9
0
4
2009/10
0
4
 
Exclusions under the DA (drugs/alcohol) category in primary schools are extremely rare. Exclusion rates under the DA category in secondary schools are also very low, at less than 1 incident per school in 2009/10, and there has been a downward trend since 2005/6.
 
Exclusions in Lancashire as a whole fell significantly in 2009/10 from the previous school year.
  1. What were the dates in each case?
Although Lancashire County Council holds the date of the first day of exclusion, this is not necessarily the date in which the incident occurred. Guidance advises head teachers not to make impulsive decisions, but to investigate, seek advice if required, and then to reach their own decision about the appropriate action. Therefore, to obtain the date of each incident you will have to contact the schools in Burnley and Padiham directly.
  1. Which schools did each incident occur at?
Although Lancashire County Council does hold details of the schools from which pupils were excluded, this information is absolutely exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i).  This is because, given the small numbers concerned at each school it would be possible to identify individuals.  Disclosure of this information into the public domain would be unfair, and thus a breach of the first data protection principle, as set out at schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.
  1. What kind and quantity of drugs were found in each case and what was the age of the people involved in each incident?
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. Please contact the schools in Burnley and Padiham directly for this.
  1. What measures were taken with the pupils in each case?
Other than permanent or fixed period exclusions, which are detailed above, Lancashire County Council does not hold any other information regarding the measures taken for each drugs related incident. Please contact the schools in Burnley and Padiham directly for this information..
  
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BMI recording for children in reception and year 6

Reference 787.768
Date Responded 16/10/2010
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request

I would like the following details recorded within your LEA as part of the National Child Measurement Programme:

For the academic year 07/08

 - The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.

For the academic year 08/09

 - The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.

For the academic year 09/10

 - The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6

- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.

Response
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Further to your email of 19October, we are now in a position to respond to your enquiry regarding the 'National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)'. We have answered each point of your enquiry in the table below.
 
BMI score *
Highest
Lowest
For the academic year 07/08
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception
30.3
11.1
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception
30.1
10.3
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6
41.6
11.0
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.
38.8
11.0
For the academic year 08/09
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception
43.6
5.3
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception
27.7
7.4
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6
41.5
12.8
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.
39.3
11.7
For the academic year 09/10
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Reception
data not yet received
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Reception
data not yet received
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a boy in Year 6
data not yet received
- The highest and lowest BMI recorded for a girl in Year 6.
data not yet received
 
We should point out that although the child measurement programme takes place in schools, the work is undertaken by Primary Care Trust (PCT) staff and the information is published by the NHS Information Centre.  We are able provide data on this occasion because our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Team (JSNA), working with NHS colleagues, have been undertaking a detailed analysis of the data.  Ordinarily, Lancashire County Council might only expect to receive headline figures (i.e. proportions of overweight and obese children across the county and in each district).
 
As you will notice from the table above, we are unable to provide data for 2009/10 at this time as we have not yet received it yet from the NHS Information Centre. We are expecting this information in December, so we would suggest you re-submit your request at this time, or contact the NHS directly.
 
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Drug incidents in schools

Reference 787.748
Date Responded 18/10/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, some information not held
Request
1. How many incidents of drug abuse by pupils were reported to Lancashire Council Council in the last two academic years?
 
    a Please list what action was taken.
    b Please list the drugs and whether it was for personal use or to supply
 
2. How many incidents of drug abuse by school staff were reported to Lancashire Council Council  in the last two academic years?
 
    a Please list what action was taken.
    b Please list the drugs and the volume found i.e whether it was for personal use or to supply
 
3. How many incidents of alcohol abuse by pupils were reported to Lancashire Council Council in the last two academic years?
 
    a Please list what action was taken.
    b Please list the alcohol and the volume found
 
4. How many incidents of alcohol abuse by school staff were reported to Lancashire Council Council in the last two academic years?
 
    a Please list what action was taken.
    b Please list the alcohol and the volume found
 
5. Has any incidents of pupils having underage sex in school or on the grounds been reported to Lancashire Council Council in the last two academic years?
 
    a If so, how many
    b How old were the students and what sex were they
    c What action was taken
 
Response
1. How many incidents of drug abuse by pupils were reported to Lancashire County Council in the last two academic years?
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. For every incident relating to drugs abuse you will have to contact the schools directly. Please click on the link below for contact details of schools in Lancashire.
 
 
Lancashire County Council does however hold details of exclusions which were reported as drugs or alcohol related. Please be aware that we are unable to distinguish which exclusions relate specifically to drugs and which relate to alcohol. These are as follows:
 
Primary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2008/9
0
3
2009/10
0
1
 
Secondary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2008/9
20
218
2009/10
16
178
 
a)    Please list what action was taken
 
Other than permanent or fixed period exclusions, which are detailed above, Lancashire County Council does not hold any other information regarding the action taken for each drugs related incident. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
 
b)   Please list the drugs and whether it was for personal use or to supply
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
 
2. How many incidents of drug abuse by school staff were reported to Lancashire County Council in the last two academic years?
 
a)    Please list what action was taken
b)   Please list the drugs and the volume found i.e. whether it was for personal use or to supply
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
 
3. How many incidents of alcohol abuse by pupils were reported to Lancashire County Council in the last two academic years?
 
a)    Please list what action was taken
b)   Please list the alcohol and the volume found
 
Please see Q1 for our response.
 
4. How many incidents of alcohol abuse by school staff were reported to Lancashire County Council in the last two academic years?
 
a)    Please list what action was taken.
b)   Please list the alcohol and the volume found
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
 
5. Has any incidents of pupils having underage sex in school or on the grounds been reported to Lancashire County Council in the last two academic years?
 
a)    If so, how many
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. For every incident relating to pupils having underage sex in school or on the grounds you will have to contact the schools directly. Please click on the link below for contact details of schools in Lancashire.
 
 
Lancashire County Council does however hold details of exclusions which were reported as 'sexual misconduct' (SM). These are as follows:
 
Primary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2008/9
5
2
2009/10
1
2
 
Secondary Schools
 
Year
Permanent Exclusion
Fixed Period Exclusion
2008/9
5
43
2009/10
1
58
 
b)   How old were the students and what sex were they
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
 
c)    What action was taken
 
Other than permanent or fixed period exclusions, which are detailed above, Lancashire County Council does not hold any other information regarding the action taken for underage sex in schools. Please contact the schools directly for this information.
  
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Christian assemblies at schools

Reference 787.768
Date Responded 03/11/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, some information not held
Request

1....Does the council/ local education authority hold information about schools in its area who have applied for permission  to and or have already been granted permission to stop holding morning assemblies which are wholly or broadly of a Christian character?

 

2... If so can you please state how many schools in your area have actually applied for permission to cease providing a morning assembly which is wholly or broadly of a Christian character?  Can you please provide figures for the number of applications for 2010?  Can you please provide figures for each of the previous five years.

 

3...How many schools in your area have actually been granted permission to cease providing a morning assembly which is wholly or broadly of a Christian character. Can you please provide figures for each of the previous five years.

 

4...Can you please state how many of these schools granted the aforementioned permission in 2010 are secondary schools and how many are primary schools.

 

5...Does the council hold information which details the total number of schools in its area that don't hold any form of religious assembly? Is so can it please provide the figures.

 

6...Does the council hold information which details the total number of schools in its area which hold a morning assembly which is religious based but is non Christian.  If so can it please provide the figures?

Response
 
1.    Does the council/ local education authority hold information about schools in its area who have applied for permission to and/or have already been granted permission to stop holding morning assemblies which are wholly or broadly of a Christian character?  Yes
 
2.     If so can you please state how many schools in your area have actually applied for permission to cease providing a morning assembly which is wholly or broadly of a Christian character?  2
Can you please provide figures for the number of applications for 2010?  0
Can you please provide figures for each of the previous five years. 1 in 2005 (the other was not in the last 5 years)
 
 
3.    How many schools in your area have actually been granted permission to cease providing a morning assembly which is wholly or broadly of a Christian character? 2
Can you please provide figures for each of the previous five years. 1 in 2005
 
 
4.    Can you please state how many of these schools granted the aforementioned permission in 2010 are secondary schools and how many are primary schools?
 
Not applicable as no applications were received for 2010
 
5.    Does the council hold information which details the total number of schools in its area that don't hold any form of religious assembly? Is so can it please provide the figures.
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. The information you are seeking will be held by each individual school. Contact details for every school in Lancashire can be found at the link below.
 
 
6.    Does the council hold information which details the total number of schools in its area which hold a morning assembly which is religious based but is non Christian.  If so can it please provide the figures?
 
Lancashire County Council does not hold this information. The information you are seeking will be held by each individual school. Please find the contact details at the above link.
 
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National Healthy Schools Programme

Reference 787.805
Date Responded 18/11/2010
Response Type
Partial disclosure, some information not held
Request
1. Under section 1.7 of the PSHE education criteria for the Healthy Schools award, schools are expected to involve:
 
“professionals from appropriate external agencies to create specialist teams to support PSHE delivery and to improve skills and knowledge, such as a school nurse, sexual health outreach workers and drug education advisers”.
 
(a) Given that widely differing views are held with regard to what is appropriate teaching in PSHE, and particularly in SRE, what guidance does the local authority give to schools in identifying appropriate external agencies? And which external agencies does the local authority particularly recommend are involved in supporting the SRE/sexual health component of PSHE?
 
(b) Would an agency that taught pupils under the age of consent how to use condoms and supplied free condoms be considered an appropriate external agency in terms of fulfilling this criterion? How many such schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status?
 
(c) Would an agency that emphasised the benefits of saving sex for marriage and talked about the limitations of condoms as a means of protection against STIs be considered an appropriate external agency in terms of fulfilling this criterion? How many such schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status?
 
(d) Would a primary school which had adopted a policy of not teaching SRE beyond the requirements of national curriculum science be eligible for Healthy Schools status? If so, how many such schools have received the Healthy Schools award in your local authority?
 
2. Under section 1.8 of the PSHE education criteria for the Healthy Schools award, schools are expected to have:
 
“arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services who can give professional advice on matters such as contraception, sexual health and drugs”.
 
(a) Where the governing body of a school, after consultation with parents, decides that it would not be in accordance with the ethos of the school to refer pupils to contraceptive and sexual health clinics, would it still be possible for the school to achieve Healthy School status?
 
(b) If so, what evidence would the school need to supply to demonstrate that it was fulfilling the criteria set out in section 1.8?
 
(c) What arrangements are primary schools expected to have in place to refer pupils to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?
 
(d) How many primary schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status without having arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?
 
(e) How many secondary schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status without having arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?
 
3. What financial or other incentives are offered to schools in your local authority area when they achieve Healthy Schools status?
Response
Request under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act
 
Thank you for your email dated 29 October 2010, in which you request disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act; we are now in a position to respond.
 
Under section 1.7 of the PSHE education criteria for the Healthy Schools award, schools are expected to involve:
“professionals from appropriate external agencies to create specialist teams to support PSHE delivery and to improve skills and knowledge, such as a school nurse, sexual health outreach workers and drug education advisers”.
 
(a) Given that widely differing views are held with regard to what is appropriate teaching in PSHE, and particularly in SRE, what guidance does the local authority give to schools in identifying appropriate external agencies? And which external agencies does the local authority particularly recommend are involved in supporting the SRE/sexual health component of PSHE?

The Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme shares the guidance produced by a neighbouring Unitary programme which places the responsibility on the school to be its own gatekeeper, to have clear procedures and protocols including mutual evaluation to measure the added value the agency contributes to the taught curriculum.
 
The Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme does not recommend particular external agencies. Our website contains a database of good practice case studies written by members of the school workforce which offers the opportunity for schools to identify agencies they have used on a wide range of issues.
 
(b) Would an agency that taught pupils under the age of consent how to use condoms and supplied free condoms be considered an appropriate external agency in terms of fulfilling this criterion? How many such schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status?

Schools are autonomous organisations and the responsibility of what is considered appropriate lies with the school in accordance with the school policy. The focus is more on the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the needs of the young people.
 
We do not hold information on the number of such schools who have achieved Healthy School Status.
Individual schools can be contacted for further information. Details of the schools in Lancashire can be found on the County Council’s website at the following URL:
 
 
(c) Would an agency that emphasised the benefits of saving sex for marriage and talked about the limitations of condoms as a means of protection against STIs be considered an appropriate external agency in terms of fulfilling this criterion? How many such schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status?
 
See answer to Question (1B).
 
(d) Would a primary school which had adopted a policy of not teaching SRE beyond the requirements of national curriculum science be eligible for Healthy Schools status? If so, how many such schools have received the Healthy Schools award in your local authority?

It is statute that all schools have a Sex Education Policy. The school decides what is written in that policy. As long as they have an up to date policy they are eligible for Healthy School Status. 

We do not hold information on the number of such schools who have achieved Healthy School Status.
Individual schools can be contacted for further information. Details of the schools in Lancashire can be found on the County Council’s website at the following URL:
 
http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/atoz/a_to_z/service.asp?u_id=1811&tab=1

2. Under section 1.8 of the PSHE education criteria for the Healthy Schools award, schools are expected to have:
“arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services who can give professional advice on matters such as contraception, sexual health and drugs”.
(a) Where the governing body of a school, after consultation with parents, decides that it would not be in accordance with the ethos of the school to refer pupils to contraceptive and sexual health clinics, would it still be possible for the school to achieve Healthy School status?
 
Yes because the criterion uses the phrase ‘such as’ and provides examples which may or may not be appropriate.
 
(b) If so, what evidence would the school need to supply to demonstrate that it was fulfilling the criteria set out in section 1.8?
 
It might include the use of services to work with a family where there are alcohol and or drug issues or School Health workers.
 
(c) What arrangements are primary schools expected to have in place to refer pupils to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?
 
They are not; they refer pupils to the specialist services addressing the needs of the pupils which are usually in connection with family support and/or mental health.
 
(d) How many primary schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status without having arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?
 
We do not hold information on the number of such schools who have achieved Healthy School Status.
 
(e) How many secondary schools in your local authority have achieved Healthy Schools status without having arrangements in place to refer children and young people to specialist services offering professional advice on contraception and sexual health?

We do not hold information on the number of such schools who have achieved Healthy School Status. 
 
3.    What financial or other incentives are offered to schools in your local authority area when they achieve Healthy Schools status?
 
Schools receive the national certificate and plaque.
 
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Number of children in education

Reference 787.922
Date Responded 13/12/2010
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request
I would like to know answers to the following questions, if you keep information on them:
 
How many children do you currently have enrolled in schools in your LEA?
 
If possible, can you tell me the numbers of children enrolled who are between 8 and 18?
 
Can you give me information on numbers of children enrolled, broken down by school in your LEA?
 
Response
Access to Information under the Freedom of Information (2000)
 
Thank you for your email dated 10 December 2010, in which you request disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act; we are now in a position to respond.
 
How many children do you currently have enrolled in schools in your LEA?
 
160,938
 
If possible, can you tell me the numbers of children enrolled who are between 8 and 18?
 
105,261
 
Can you give me information on numbers of children enrolled, broken down by school in your LEA?
 
Please see the attached spreadsheet which provides a breakdown of the number of children enrolled at each Local Education Authority School in Lancashire.  
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Pupil admissions policy for voluntary controlled with religious character

Reference 787.961
Date Responded 06/01/2011
Response Type
Full disclosure
Request
Can you please provide me with your authority’s pupil admissions policy for voluntary controlled schools with a religious character under its jurisdiction, and where the pupil admissions policies between separate voluntary controlled schools with a religious character differs, can you please supply me with the different policies for these schools.
 
If the voluntary controlled schools with a religious character in your authority’s area follow the same admissions arrangements as schools without a religious character then could you simply let me know that this is the case, rather than send this admissions policy to me.

If your authority does not actually have any voluntary controlled schools with a religious character in its area then please let me know that this is the case.

Response
Lancashire has 478 primary schools and 83 secondary schools. Of these 51 primary schools and 1 secondary school are voluntary controlled schools with religious character.
 
I can confirm that the admission arrangements for voluntary controlled schools with a religious character are the same as schools without a religious character.
 
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