Privacy Notice for Parents/Carers
This privacy notice explains why we need pupil information and what we do with it.
A new law
There are rules on how to keep information safe and how it is shared. These rules are in The Data Protection Act 1998.
In 2018, there will be a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It gives you more control over your information. It makes sure anyone collecting information
Schools collect information about pupils and their parents/carers/families and share the information with the relevant local authority, Welsh Government and other statutory authorities.
We use the pupil information:
We collect and use pupil information under the Education Act 1996 and associated regulations.
Collecting pupil information
Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.
We hold pupil information until the pupil reaches his/her 25th birthday.
We routinely share pupil information with:
We do not share information/data about our pupils with anyone without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
We are required to share information about our pupils with Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government.
We share pupil information with Welsh Government and agencies acting on its behalf on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.
Under data protection legislation, parents/carers and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or to be given access to your child’s educational record, please contact the Headteacher.
You have the right to:
Pupils (subject to certain limitations) and parents/carers also have the right to:
You can complain if you think we are not respecting your rights.
You can seek help from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The contact details are:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact the headteacher:
School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.