Arundel CofE Primary School

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data protection in schools is a must. Schools work with personal data. This includes information such as pupil names, addresses, medical information, images, and more. Additionally, information related to job applicants, governors, staff, and volunteers is  stored within our database.

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The Data Protection Act (DPA) was designed to protect the privacy of individuals. When the DPA was updated to the GDPR in May 2018, the regulations around data protection changed throughout Europe. Schools handle what the GDPR classifies as ‘special category data,’ detailing pupil information such as ethnicity, race, biometric data, and trade-union membership in some instances. This data is subject to strict controls, and therefore, ACE adheres to GDPR guidelines and protects this information efficiently.

We have a Data Protection Officer, Mrs T Spencer, our School Business Manager.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact her using office@arundel.w-sussex.sch.uk   

Our Data Privacy Notice can be read below