Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to information held by public authorities, including colleges.

Kirklees College has adopted the Model Publication Scheme and definition document provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for colleges of Further Education.

The college is obliged to respond in writing within 20 working days to specific requests from any individual.

You can expect the college, in its response, to:

  • State whether it holds the type of information requested and, if so
  • Subject to certain exemptions (including Data Protection legislation), communicate it to you.


Information Available From Kirklees College

The information colleges routinely publish falls into the following categories – these have been determined by the ICO:

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts 


What we spend and how we spend it

Financial Information related to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit


What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews


How we make our decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions 


Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures


Lists and registers

Currently maintained lists and registers 


The services we offer

Information about the services we offer


Charges for information

The college may make a reasonable charge for information which is not available on its website, where a charge is to be made this will be identified.

Request Information

You can make a request for Kirklees College information by contacting:

Jo Green
Data Protection Officer
Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LD

Tel: 07738973114


General information on the Freedom of Information Act and the Model Publication Scheme can be obtained from:

The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Alternatively, visit for more information.