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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Concerning information available under

The Freedom of Information Act 2000



In keeping with the requirements of The Freedom of Information Act (2000), the Board of Governors of Drumragh Integrated College supports a culture of good communication and accountability. The college will make information available, on request, to those who are entitled to receive it. At the same time, it recognises the need to protect sensitive personal information. All information provided by the college will either be available on its website or in paper form. The governing body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme. 


·         To clarify:  

o   The classes of information which the college publishes or intends to publish;

o   The manner in which the information will be published;

o   Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

·         To ensure that the college responds effectively and efficiently to requests for information.


·         College information can be divided into four broad categories:

(a)   Prospectus – information published in the college prospectus. At time of writing, 

the college publishes three prospectuses; Whole College, 6th Form and Gifted and Talented.


(b) Governors’ documents – information published in the Governors’ Annual Report and in other governing body documents.

(c) Documents relating to students and the curriculum – information about policies that relate to students and the college curriculum.

(d) School policies and other information related to the college - information about policies that relate to the college in general.


See below for a more detailed list of available documents.

·         Information can be requested by contacting:

Address: The Principal, Drumragh Integrated College, 70 Crevenagh Road, Omagh,               BT79 0GW

Telephone:  028 8225 2440       

Fax:  028 8225 2466       

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·         Single copies of information covered by this policy are usually free, on request. However if responding to a request involves a significant amount of photocopying or printing, or (b) the payment of a large postage charge, or (c) is for a priced item, such as a printed publication, the cost will be quoted before the request is fulfilled.

·         The legislation requires us to respond to your request for information as soon as possible after it is received, and not later than 20 working days after the date of receipt. This timescale may have to be extended if, for example, the information requested is very extensive and therefore takes a long time to gather or we are waiting for you to pay a fee.

·         The Board of Governors welcomes comments or suggestions about this publication scheme. In the first instance, comments or suggestions should be addressed to the Chair of the Board of Governors, at the college address.

Types of Information Currently Published

1. Whole College Prospectus:


The contents of the whole-college prospectus include the following:  

·         The name, address and telephone number of the college

·         The names of the Principal and Chair of Governors

·         A statement of the college’s integrated ethos and values

·         The curriculum provided in key stages 3, 4 and 5

·         Transition from primary school

·         Pastoral care

·         Careers provision

·         Provision for religious education and parents’ right to withdraw their child from this

·         Information about the college’s provision for pupils with special educational needs

·         The gifted and talented programme

·         Extra-curricular enrichment

·         Parental partnership

·         Student attendance rates

·         Assessment results for appropriate key stages, compared with NI summary figures, including GCSE and A level results

·         Information on the college’s admissions policy   

·         The number of places for year 8 students in the preceding three school years and the number of applications for those places

2. Governors’ Annual Report and other information relating to the governing body

The annual report of the Board of Governors must contain:


·         a summary of the steps taken by the Board of Governors in the discharge of its functions during the period since its last report; and

    • any other information as the scheme of management of the college may require.


The annual report is required to:

·         be as brief as is reasonably consistent with the requirements below; 

    • give the name and membership category of each school governor;


    • give the date on which the term of office of each member (other than the principal) comes to an end;


    • name the chairperson and secretary of the Board of Governors;


    • provide information about arrangements for the next election of parents to the Board of Governors;


    • contain a financial statement


      • reproducing or summarising any financial statement furnished to the Board of Governors by the education and library board or DE;


      • indicating how any grants or financial allocations to the Board of Governors in the period of the report were used; and


      • providing details of the application of any gifts or bequests made to the school in that period.


    • describe the arrangements made for the security of the students, staff and the college premises, and any changes since the last report;


    • describe the steps taken to develop links with the community;


    • describe the arrangements and facilities for pupils with special educational needs (SEN), ensuring that they are treated no less favourably than other students;


    • describe the steps taken to secure the implementation of the SEN policies;


    • provide information as to the facilities provided to assist access to the school for pupils with a physical disability and the Accessibility Plan for the school;


    • provide such information on the curriculum and educational provision and educational achievements as is required to be made available in the annual report in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Education (School Information and Prospectuses) Regulations (NI) 2003.


3. Policies relating to students and the delivery of the curriculum


A number of these policies are available through the parents’ section of the college website. Where any are required that do not feature there, however, please contact the college.


·         Home/college agreement: 


This includes the college’s responsibilities, the ICT agreement, parental responsibilities and the college’s expectations of its students, for example homework arrangements. Such documentation is largely provided in the Student Planner, and both parents and students are requested to read it carefully at the start of each year.


·         Pastoral Care Policy

·         Special Educational Needs Policy

·         Accessibility Policy

·         Child Protection Policy

·         Positive Behaviour Policy

·         Suspension and Expulsion Policy

·         Anti-Bullying Policy

·         E-safety Policy

·         Policy regarding Electronic Devices and Mobile Phones

·         Drugs Policy

·         Attendance Policy

·         Gifted and Talented Policy

·         Curriculum Policy

·         Homework Policy

·         Uniform Policy

4. Other school policies and information related to the school, including the following:

·         Published report of the most recent inspection of the college  

·         Post-inspection action plan 

·         College calendar including term dates  

·         Health and Safety Policy  

·         Critical Incident Policy

·         Complaints procedure




If there is dissatisfaction with any response from the Board of Governors, a formal complaint may be made to the Information Commissioner’s Office as the organisation that ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and deals with formal complaints at:


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


Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700


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This publication scheme was adopted by the Board of Governors at its meeting on:




Date: _______________________________________________

Signed: _____________________________________________ 


Chair of the Board of Governors 


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Monday, 18 June 2012 13:10

WELB Development Proposal

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Notice is hereby given that under Article 79 of the Education Reform (NI) Order 1989 that a proposal has been submitted to the Western Education and Library Board (WELB) by the Board of Governors of Drumragh Integrated College.

The proposal is to the effect that:

Drumragh Integrated College proposes to increase the capacity number of the College from 580 to 750 over a period of 5 years. This would permit the College to increase sixth form provision from 100 pupils to 150 pupils and increase the admissions number from 96 pupils to 120 pupils with effect from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

In pursuance of Article 79 (1) (a) and 79 (2) of the Education Reform (NI) Order 1989 and Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986, as amended by Article 24 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 2003, this proposal has been submitted by the WELB to the Department of Education for approval.

A copy of this proposal can be inspected at the Headquarters Office of the Western Education and Library Board, 1 Hospital Road, Omagh and (under publications).

Any comments or objections to this proposal should be made in writing, within a period of two months from this date, to the Area Planning Policy Team, Department of Education, Rathgael House, Balloo Road, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 7PR.

The Department of Education and the Education and Library Boards operate a regime of openness under the Freedom of Information Act and letters of objection and information supplied to the Department are open to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, if requested. (A fee may be charged for supplying this information).

Barry Mulholland Cert Ed., DASE, M.Ed., MBA

Chief Executive

Western Education and Library Board

1 Hospital Road


Co Tyrone

BT79 0AW

Monday, 18 June 2012 11:58

Letter of Support

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Letter of Support

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Your address

Area Planning Policy Team

Department of Education

Rathgael House

Balloo Road


Co Down

BT19 7PR


The date


Dear Sirs,


I am writing to express my support for Development Proposal number 226, where it is proposed

to increase the enrolment of Drumragh Integrated College. My reasons for supporting the proposal

include ------------------.


Yours faithfully,


Your signature


Your name



The following are key points from the development proposal:


 (i)        The College is currently over-subscribed.

(ii)        The current Long Term Enrolment numbers are too low to cater for future trends.

(iii)       There is insufficient provision for integrated education in the Omagh area.

(iv)       There is a significant demand from parents, for the quality and type of education

provided by the College.

(v)        There is substantial parental frustration at a lack of places in the College.

(vi)       There is both a community-based and province-wide need and desire for greater integration.


The intentions of this development proposal are to:

1.         Increase the College’s admissions limit (the number allowed in

each year group 8-12) from 96 to 120.

2.         Increase the Sixth Form from 100 to 150 approximately.

3.         Increase the Long Term Enrolment number from 580 to 750 over a period of

5 years, expanding incoming year 8 groups by 24 year by year,

and increasing the Sixth Form in response to demand.

4.         Obtain mobile classroom accommodation proportionate to increases in student enrolment.


Please consider supporting this recommendation and asking others to do the same; our voice

needs to be heard.

Friday, 15 June 2012 13:00

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