The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU-wide legislation which will determine how people’s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.
‘Personal data’ means information that can identify a living individual.
The regulation applies to all schools from 25 May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned here, please contact:
You can also contact our designated Data Protection Officer: Ruth Hawker
Address: Plumsun Ltd, Almshouses, Great Brington, Northampton, NN7 4JJ
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
- Report a concern online at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
- Call 0303 123 1113
- Or write to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Freedom of Information
All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.
There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.
Our published guide to information
Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.
The guide should specify:
- the documents available
- the format of the documents
- any charges made for the information