Transforming learning, transforming lives and transforming the church community


Committed to being open and transparent

On this page you will find out how to request information and links to our publication scheme.

We aim to publish as much information as possible on-line and in response to frequently asked questions.

CECET has adopted the Information Commissioner's model publication scheme which you can view in full below.

CECET Publication Scheme Adobe PDF


How to request information

You can submit an FOI request by clicking on this email link and submitting your enquiry. Remember to include your name and full postal address as part of your application, together with a telephone contact number.

To make a request in writing please send it to:

Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET)
Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education, St Mary's House, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD

Please ensure you include your full name, address and telephone/email contact details if available.

Information about specific academies

All FOI inquiries are managed by CECET. If you have a specific question about information held by one of our academies please contact us directly, as indicated above. Alternatively our academies will forward FOI requests they receive to CECET.

What happens when we receive your request?

We will acknowledge your request as soon as possible. If your request is particularly complex we will assess how long it is likely to take to retrieve the relevant information. If it is more than 18 hours of staff time we will levy a charge. In this case we will write to you to advise you of the cost and you can decide whether or not to continue. Please view our charging policy.

Are there any exemptions?

There are a range of exemptions that could apply, for example if releasing information breaches commercial confidence or if there are other legal issues preventing disclosure. We will write to you if this applies. You have the right to appeal the decision in writing to CECET in the first instance, and to the Information Commissioner’s office if you think the decision is unreasonable.


This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.