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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 The rules around data protection have changed. The 'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) changes how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and it strengthens your rights over your own data.

 As a school we hold a lot of information (data) about our students which we have always treated with great care, in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. It is vitally important that this private, and sometimes sensitive information is only passed on when there is a legal requirement to do so, such as the School’s Census or when it is required for the education of your child, such as entering them for examinations (SATs).


 In practice, our processes and systems for handling personal data will change very little as we already treat it with great care. However, GDPR does require organisations, including schools, to clearly inform anyone whose data they hold what it is used for and who it is shared with. This new Regulation also requires us to provide this statement, referred to as a Privacy Notice.


 We continually audit our current practice to ensure that any third-party use of data is fully GDPR compliant. We have also updated our school privacy notice.


You will be able to view and download the new privacy notice from our school website (please click below).

Our School Data Protection Officer is Shane O'Neill of Global Policing.  He can be contacted on 0161 212 1681 or by emailing: