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Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act, all individuals have a general right of access to information that is held by public authorities.

Plymouth College of Art is committed to openness in relation to its staff and students and also to the general public. Subject to the exemptions provided in the Act, anyone who makes a request for information will be informed whether the College holds the information requested and, if it does, the College will either supply the information or advise where that information can be found (e.g. on the website). If another public authority already publishes the information requested, we will inform you how you can access the information.  

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires the College, as a public authority, to adopt and maintain a publication scheme.

A publication scheme is a guide to the information that the College is committed to publishing. This scheme follows the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Definition Document for Universities and Higher Education Institutions and so it sets out the types of documents/information available and how we publish the different items of information.

Download our Publication scheme here.

Making a Freedom of Information request

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please contact our Head of Compliance & Quality Systems Jeff Wright by email ( or in writing to:

Jeff Wright
Head of Compliance & Quality Systems
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place

Your request will be acknowledged as soon as possible and normally you will receive a response within 20 working days.

Charges for information

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Charges are set out in our Guide to Information.

Further Information