The following publication scheme is for St Catherine’s College in the University of Oxford.

It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it.

The Home Bursar is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College.

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.

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

The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs.

Information which falls into the following categories is not published as part of the scheme:

  • the College does not hold the information;
  • the information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute;
  • the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible;
  • it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

Responsibility for the scheme


The person responsible for maintaining and managing the scheme is:

The Home Bursar,
St Catherine’s College,
Oxford OX1 3UJ



The copyright in this publication scheme and its contents is reserved to St Catherine’s College.



If you have any comments about this scheme or are not satisfied that information is being published in accordance with this scheme, you should contact the Home Bursar in the first instance. If you are still dissatisfied please write to the Master, St Catherine’s College, Oxford OX1 3UJ,  who will arrange for the matter to be reviewed internally.

If, after the investigation of your complaint, you are still dissatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner.

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

Review of the publication scheme


This guide to the information available and the operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually.

Freedom of Information Act 2000