Data Protection

As a school we need to access and store a wide range of data regarding our pupils, parents/carers, staff and others, in order to carry out our duties. It is our responsibility to make sure that we handle this data fairly, lawfully and securely. That's why, in line with the new data privacy law that came into effect on 25th May 2018, we have updated our processes and controls to make sure we safeguard your information and meet these requirements.


We take our data protection responsibilities very seriously, so we we will always let you know:

  • what data we are collecting;
  • why we are collecting it;
  • how we will use it;
  • who we will share the data with and
  • how long we will retain it for.

Please click on the links below to view our policies and privacy notices that will provide you with more detailed information about this.

Data Protection Rights Information for Parents and Carers

Data Protection Policy Statement March 2021

Data Protection Policy March 2021

Statutory Requests Policy March 2021

Advice on making a Subject Access Request

Overarching Privacy Notice March 2021

Pupil Friendly Privacy Notice March 2021

School Photography and Other Activities Privacy Notice June 2021

Retention Schedule February 2022

Records Management Policy February 2022

Publication Scheme for Schools ICO

Publication Scheme St Mary's

Information Governance Strategy

Managing Security Data Privacy Notice

Marketing Activities Privacy Notice

Statutory Processing of Parent/Carer and Pupil Data for Curriculum Delivery and Pastoral Care Privacy Notice

Managing Employment Data Privacy Notice

Managing School Governors' Data Privacy Notice

Volunteers' Privacy Notice

Online Payments Privacy Notice

Publishing Pupils' Work Privacy Notice

Visitor Data Processing Privacy Notice