Freedom of Information

A Message from Mrs Foster, Head Teacher of Mark Rutherford School
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Federation’s work. 

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, Mark Rutherford School has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the school will make public as a matter of routine.
If the information you are looking for is not available on our Publication Scheme, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, or by using our Freedom of Information Act request form available below.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Foster
Head Teacher

This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.
2. Aims and Objectives
The school aims to: enable every child to fulfil their learning potential, with education that meets the needs of each child, help every child develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work, and this publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing these aims.
3. Categories of information published
The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as ‘classes’.
The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:
• School Prospectus – information published in the school prospectus.
• School Profile and other information relating to the governing body – information published in the School Profile and in other governing body documents.
• Pupils & Curriculum – information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.

• School Policies and other information related to the school - information about policies that relate to the school in general.

Freedom Of Information - request form

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Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: mark.rutherford@mrus.co.uk