It is now a legal obligation for school to inform parents about the Data Protection Act 1998 and how we use your information.

We use information about children and young people to enable us to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible. We also use this personal data to derive statistics which inform decisions we make (e.g.) regarding the funding of schools, assess their performance and to set targets for them. These statistics are used in such a way that individual children cannot be identified.

We share some of the information we collect with the Department for Education (DfE) to enable them to produce statistics, assess our performance, determine the destinations of young people after they have left school or college and to evaluate Government funded programmes.

For children under 16, a parent or guardian can ask that no information other than their child’s name, address and date of birth (or their own name and address) be passed to a local authority. (Parents / guardians will need to inform the school if this is what they wish).

If you require more information about how we and/or DfE store and use your personal data please visit:
https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data

If you want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact the school office.