General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
You may have heard that the law which manages how we use your information has changed.
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law will come into effect on 25 May 2018.
The aim of this law is to ensure all personal data is protected and organisations who work with such data are held accountable for its protection.
How We Use Your Information
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) encourages organisations that are responsible for using people’s information to make sure it is clear why we need your information and how it is used.
To help explain how your information is used we have published a Privacy Notice, which you can read below.
We are also taking the opportunity to review how we manage data and our GDPR compliance.
Hillary Primary School is committed to the highest standards of information security, privacy and transparency.
Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer from Services 4 Schools Ltd to support our school with matters relating to Data Protection and the use of your personal information.
If you have a question about how your personal data is used in school, or would like to make a formal request, you can contact our Data Protection Officer by
or by writing to the school Data Protection officer at
Hillary Primary School,
marking your envelope “For the attention of the Data Protection Officer”.
Privacy Notice for Children in Schools, Academies, Alternative Provision and Pupil Referral Units and in Early Years Settings (Early Years and Primary Version)
Hillary Primary School has an obligation under the Data Protection Act 1998 to let parents and carers know what information the school holds about you and your children and how it may be shared. This Privacy Notice is designed to do this.
Hillary Primary School] processes personal data about children attending and is a ‘data controller’ in respect of this for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. It processes this data to:
- Support the teaching and learning of children
- Monitor and report on their progress
- Provide appropriate pastoral care
- Support a child in their transition to and between settings and schools
- Assess how well the setting, school or provider as a whole is doing
This data includes contact details and the child’s assessment results, attendance information and characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information and other relevant contextual information. Such data may include information passed on to this school by your previous school.
This data may only be used or passed on for specific purposes allowed by law between partner organisations such as the Local Authority (LA), health and social services; the Department for Education (DfE); youth and police services. All these organisations are data controllers in respect of the data they receive and are subject to the same legal constraints by law in how they deal with the data.
The Local Authority and its partners uses information about children for whom it provides services, to enable it to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible, such as the assessment of any special educational needs the child may have. It also uses the information to derive statistics to inform decisions on (for example) the funding of schools, and to assess the performance of schools and set targets with them.
Pupils as data subjects have certain rights under the Data Protection Act including a general right to be given access to personal data held about them by the data controller. A parent or carer would normally be expected to make a request on behalf of a child who is younger than 12 years of age.
If you wish to see a copy of the information about you or your child that we hold or share, please contact the school in writing.
If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information then please go to the following websites:
If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a hard copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
Data Protection Officer
Customer Focus and Intelligence
Telephone: 01922 653219
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone:03700 000 2288
We will not give information about you to anyone outside your school, setting or provider without your consent unless the law and our data sharing arrangements with partner organisations allow us to.
Taking regard of the above information we will assume that you have consented to the sharing of relevant information between the LA and its partners.
Adopted June 2017