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 Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to information held by public authorities and sets out exemptions to that right of access. Any person or body who makes a request in writing to a public authority for access to recorded information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and be supplied with it, subject to the application of various exemptions specified within the Act. The public authority must normally respond within 20 working days of the receipt of the request. Contact details are given below. 

FOI Publication Scheme

The President of the College is responsible for the governance of the 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 confident 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.

The College's Freedom of Information publication scheme follows the standard format required for the Information Commissioner Guide to freedom of information | ICO. 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. 

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 more information by following the links:

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

Contact details

Any request for information should:

  • Be in writing
  • include your name and return address
  • describe the information that you require

Please send your request to: 

St John's Bursary Manager, St John's College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP

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: 

St John's Bursary Manager, St John's College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP