This specifies the categories of information that IfATE publishes, and how to access the information.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, the purpose of which is to:

  • specify the classes of information we have committed to publish
  • say how we will make that information available
  • say whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

We publish all our information on this website.


1. About this publication scheme

This publication scheme is not a list of individual publications but rather a description of the classes or types of information that we are committed to publishing.

The scheme is not an exhaustive list of all the types of information that we publish – our policy is to publish proactively as much information as we can where the information would have a wider public interest.

The scheme does not include information that we consider to be sensitive, such as certain types of commercial or personal information, or information about security matters or which comprises legal advice.

Most of our publications are available online. Where publications are not available online, we can provide details of how to obtain hardcopies.


IfATE is a Non-Departmental Public Body, and our information is subject to Crown Copyright administered by The Stationery Office (TSO).

If you want to re-use or reproduce our publications, e.g. commercially or for circulation for educational purposes, you will in most cases need to apply for an Open Government Licence.


3. Feedback and complaints about the scheme

If you would like to provide feedback – good or bad – about our publication scheme, or have a specific complaint, please contact


4. Classes of information

Who we are and what we do

The following information on our organisation, structures, locations and contracts is available online:


What we spend and how we spend it 


What our priorities are and how we are doing

The following information on our strategies and plans, performance indicators is available online:


How we make decisions

The following information about our decision-making processes and records of decisions is available online:


Our policies and procedures

The following information on our current written protocols, policies, and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities is available online:


Lists and registers

  • Freedom of information disclosures (available on request)
  • Gifts and hospitality (available on request)


The services we offer


Written requests

Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act.

If you wish to make an FOI request, please contact


5. Where you can find other information

IfATE works closely alongside a number of other public bodies in the education sector, for example:

We work with counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.