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Freedom of Information

The publication scheme is for St John's College of the University of Oxford. It follows a common pattern adopted by a number of Oxford Colleges, and is written in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Head of House (Professor Margaret Snowling, President of St John's College) is responsible for the governance of this scheme on behalf of the College, and the scheme may be reviewed from time to time.

The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as is reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of College activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general. Through this scheme the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities while at the same time recognising that sensitive material such as that relating to individuals or which involves confidential commercial considerations cannot be made publicly available. All material associated with the definitions in the classes contained in the scheme is available either in hard copy, electronically or via the College website, and are offered free of charge at the present time. Contact details are given below.

FOI Publication Scheme

The College's Freedom of Information publication scheme follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner from January 2009. 
It sets out the information that the College publishes or intends to publish. We have tried to make available on this website as much of the information as possible. 

Printed versions of documents and web pages produced by St John’s College are available. A fee may be charged.

 The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of College activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general.

Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act. 

In accordance with the Information Commissioner's guidance for higher education institutions our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information. 

You can find out more by following the links in the menu on the left which are:

1. Who we are and what we do: organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.


2. What we spend and how we spend it: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.


3.  How we make decisions: decision making processes and records of decisions.


4.  What our priorities are and how we are doing: strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.


5.  Our policies and procedures: current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

The Principal Bursar is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.
 It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:

Bursary Manager
Email: St John's Bursary Manager

Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford