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Data Protection - GDPR May 2018

“All children have the right to privacy.”

Article 16, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

General Data Protection Regulation (2018) replaces the Data Protection Act (1998)

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR requires public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.

It also introduces new individual rights relating to personal data, such as the right to erasure or the right to rectification. Due to this, it is important that we keep comprehensive and up to date records on our pupils and their contact information. This is particularly essential in times of an emergency or where a school wide message requires your attention. Please assist us in keeping contact details up to date and informing the office immediately of any changes.

To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on

Our Data Protection policy, Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Notices (for pupils and staff) are currently under review through our GDPR working party, consisting of staff and governors.