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Data Protection Information/GDPR

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?


As of 25th May 2018, the GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 –  this means the way in which schools manage data and information will change.

The GDPR is designed to strengthen the safety and security of all data held within an organisation, and make sure procedures are consistent. It focusses on the privacy rights of individuals and the idea that everyone should know what data is held about them and how it is used.


As a school we aim to keep parents/carers as up to date as we possibly can. We have already begun to prepare for the new legislation and we will send out information soon.