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Data Protection

Please use this area to find all the nessesary information regarding our Data Protection and GDPR compliance.


On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect across the EU. GDPR is a new law to replace the existing Data Protection Act.1998 to ensure all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully. 


For further information you can check the ICO website here:


This YouTube video from GDPRiS Limited (a company we work with) may help provide you with some more information about the GDPR process and your rights:


Public organisations, schools (and academies) are also required to comply with GDPR. At Pennoweth Primary & Nursery School we have been working on our GDPR readiness since September 2017.  As a school Safeguarding is very important to us so we already had strong Data Protection policies and protections in place but these are now being updated in line with GDPR. The current draft of these policies can be seen on the Policies web page here.


We are working on our practice to ensure that GDPR is central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and protect all of our pupil, parent and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.


As a parent/carer you will receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.



Privacy Notices

The Privacy Notice informs parents and employees alike what we do with your personal information once we receive it, make contact with us or use one of our services.

The Privacy Policy tells you:

  • Why we are able to process your information

  • What purpose we are processing it for

  • Whether you have to provide it to us

  • How long we store it for

  • Whether there are other recipients of your personal information

  • Whether we intend to transfer it to another country, and

  • Whether we do automated decision-making or profiling.


To access our Privacy Notices then please click on the links below:

Governors and volunteers privacy notice

Privacy Notice for Employees

Privacy Notice pupils

Cookie Policy:​

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We use Google Analytics on our website to help us analyse how visitors make use of the website and gather information on its activity, popular pages, duration of time spent on site etc. This enables us to create a more useful and easy to use website.

To withdraw your consent, or if you want to be notified each time a cookie is about to be used, you should amend the settings provided in your web browser to prevent us from storing cookies on your computer’s hard drive. For information on how to disable cookies, please consult the “Help” tab of your browser via the menu bar.

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