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Privacy and Data Protection (GDPR)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)


The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act; which is designed to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organisation.




The data protection principles are:

  • personal data processed fairly and lawfully
  • personal data obtained for one or more lawful purposes
  • personal data shall be adequate and up to date
  • personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • personal data shall not be kept longer than necessary
  • personal data shall be processed in accordance with the activities
  • technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised processing
  • personal data shall not be passed outside the EEA unless that country ensures adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of the data subject

Requesting access to your personal data


Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact Mr David Gordon (Data Protection Lead) or the school office via


You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations


Please find the following privacy notices by clicking on this link - PPAT Trust Privacy Notice Page


  • Pupil/parent
  • Workforce
  • Governors
  • Volunteers
  • Recruitment
  • Nursery
  • Visitors



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 or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Amy Brittan, School Development Officer, Somerset LA –


If you would like more information as to the obligations and duties of the school in regard to data, please visit the Information Commissioner's Office by following this link.