Freedom of Information

A Guide to the College's Publication Scheme January 2014

This guide explains how City College Southampton will meet the requirement of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to implement a Publication Scheme. The Publication Scheme demonstrates our commitment to routinely and proactively provide information to the public.

The model Publication Scheme and definition document provided by the ICO for colleges of Further Education has been adopted by City College with effect from 1 January 2009.

The ICO model Publication Scheme lists the information routinely published by colleges and City College undertakes to make this make available unless we do not hold the information.

The information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information

Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute. The information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or, it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release General information on the Freedom of Information Act, the model Publication Scheme and definition document for Further Education Colleges can be obtained from –

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

For more information visit the Information Commissioners Office (new window)

City College Southampton (the College) needs to keep certain information about its employees, students and other stakeholders, for example to allow it to monitor performance, achievements and health and safety. Please see the Data Protection Policy for the full policy.

We will publish information that falls into categories determined by the ICO:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers
  • The Services we offer
  • How to obtain information

If you wish to request information please email 

The College may make a reasonable charge for information which is not available on its website.