General Data Protection Regulations

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

Data Protection law in the UK is changing in May 2018.  It is called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). 

The new regulation is about protecting people in the modern information age.  It gives more control to individuals and more responsibilities to organisations which collect and hold your data. 

What will schools be doing to prepare for GDPR?



What do the school governors do?



What are your rights?


It is important that you know your rights but remember some rights are overridden by the necessity of safeguarding and other key school functions. 



Whilst there are a number of important changes under the new regulation the majority of the data protection procedures currently used in schools will still be applicable after May 2018.  


Schools have an obligation to be transparent about how personal data is collected, processed and stored.  The most common way to provide this information is by the use of privacy notices.  Our privacy notice sets out how Curbar Primary School operates within the legal requirements and legitimate interests set out in the GDPR and UK law.


The school continues to work to ensure that all its practices relating to data protection are compliant with the new laws and this has included:


  • Conducting a self-assessment of readiness for GDPR and producing an action plan.
  • Reviewing all documentation from the Department for Education, ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), and Derbyshire County Council. 
  • Compiling of an asset register of all data processing in the school.
  • Attendance at training for GDPR readiness.
  • Issue of letters for photography of children.
  • Issue of Privacy Notices for anyone associated with the school.
  • Ongoing updating of consent forms.
  • Information for staff, governors and parents in letters, meetings and emails.
  • Review of contracts with our suppliers.
  • Requests of privacy notices from all our IT providers, e.g. Parentmail, ParentPay, IT hosting, Purple Mash, CPOMS, RM Integris etc.



Privacy Notice


Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information


We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning
  • monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care;
  • assess the quality of our services
  • protect public monies against fraud



This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information.


A parent/guardian can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth be passed to Derbyshire County Council by informing Curbar Primary School’s School Business Officer, Mrs Suzanne Cass. This right is transferred to the child once he/she reaches the age 16. For more information about services for young people, please go to our local authority website


To ensure your son or daughter’s information is kept safe we have the following controls/limitations in place:


  1. the information will not be used for any purpose other than those stated in this notice
  2. the information will be held within secure systems/locations, with appropriate levels of security, that comply with relevant data protection legislation
  3. the information will only be shared for lawful purposes and with an appropriate level of security that complies with relevant data protection legislation
  4. the information will only be held for the periods agreed in our school’s Record Retention Policy and Schedule, after which it will be destroyed. For our Record Retention Policy and Schedule, we follow Derbyshire County Council’s recommendations for summary guidelines for record retentions for schools and this can be found on the school website: – under school policies.
  5. the information will be held, used and shared in accordance with Data Protection Act 1998 legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018.


We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. When you give your consent for your son or daughter’s information to be held and/or shared for any purpose you can withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Mrs Suzanne Cass, School Business Officer in the school office or on 01433630266.


You can also contact Mrs Suzanne Cass if you wish to:


  • access any records we hold about your son or daughter
  • have any information we hold about your son or daughter corrected
  • have any information we hold about your son or daughter erased
  • restrict how information we hold about your son or daughter can be used or shared
  • object to information about your son or daughter being held
  • have any information we hold about your son or daughter transferred to a third party
  • challenge decisions relating to your son or daughter made using automated decision making and profiling


We are required, by law, to pass certain information about our pupils to our local authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE).


DfE may also share pupil level personal data that we supply to them, with third parties. This will only take place where legislation allows it to do so and it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level and sensitivity of data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle the data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.


For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit:


For information on which third party organisations (and for which project) pupil level data has been provided to, please visit:


If you need more information about how our local authority and/or DfE collect and use your information, please visit:



If you are unable to access these websites, please contact:

For Derbyshire County Council:

Information Governance Officer

Children’s Services Department, Derbyshire County Council

Room 361
County Hall


Telephone: 01629 532011



For the Department for Education (DfE):


Public Communications Unit,

Department for Education,

Sanctuary Buildings,

Great Smith Street,

London, SW1P 3BT                                                                            



Telephone: 0370 000 2288



Should you have any concerns or complaints relating to your son or daughter about how we, as a school, obtain, use, store or share their personal data please contact: Mr Simon Beahan, Headteacher or Mrs Suzanne Cass, School Business Officer on 01433630266.


Please note that Mrs Marie Clark (Headteacher at St. Anne’s, Baslow) is the Data Protection Officer for Curbar Primary School.


If, however you are dissatisfied with our response to your concerns you can of course contact the:


Information Commissioners Office*

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number,

Fax: 01625 524 510, Website:


* The Information Commissioners Office deals with concerns and complaints relating to data protection and freedom of information legislation.


For the full letter to parents and for access to the consent forms, please click on the link below:


CPS – Privacy notice to parents incl consent – May 2018


School Contact Details

Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley.

Derbyshire, S323XA


T: 01433630266


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