Has anyone requested the records and data that their school hold for their child under the freedom of information act?
I did this recently and have only been given the QCA results since they have attended the school, which I already know about. I thought I would be given all the raw data for all tests done and information like attendance records.
FoI is for information not about yourself (or your children). This would be a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998. I've use FoI but not DPA, but I think in both cases you have to be quite specific about what you're asking for, and be prepared to follow up if you don't get it. The Information Commissioner's Office
has a lot of specific guidance.