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Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998


St Joseph’s are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.  We collect information from you, and may receive information about you and your child  from any previous school.  We hold this personal data and use it to:


  • support your child’s teaching and learning;

  • monitor and report on progress;

  • provide appropriate pastoral care

  • assess school’s performance


This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information.


We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it.


We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA), and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). 


If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the school office.


If you require more information about how the LA and/or DCSF store and use this data please see related documents:

  • What the LA does with Pupil’s and School Workforce Data

  • What the DCSF does with Pupil’s data

If you need any further clarification, please contact the LA or the DCSF as follows:


  • Stephen Clark – Data Collection Manager – 01772 531317

  • Public Communications Unit

    Department for Children, Schools and Families

    Sanctuary Buildings

    Great Smith Street


    SW1P 3BT

    Website: www.dcsf.gov.uk

    Email: info@dcsf.gsi.gov.uk

    Tel: 0870 000 2288