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Yealmpton Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is GDPR?

This refers to the General Data Protection Regulation originally EU legislation that has been taken into UK law and should be viewed alongside the Data Protection Act 2018 to provide a comprehensive picture of data protection legislation in the UK. 

EU GDPR legislation was designed to ‘harmonise’ data privacy laws across Europe, as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. With the introduction of UK GDPR there are significant additional protections for the public these protections transferred to UK legislation in 2018. The legislation identifies specific responsibilities for businesses and public bodies that handle personal information to ensure that data protection is considered whenever there is a requirement to process personal information. In essence, data protection legislation is about protecting personal data, and ensuring that individuals are aware of what data is being processed and how it is used. It gives individuals greater control and say over how their personal data is used by companies and public bodies.

GDPR defines personal data as:

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (known as a Data Subject).

An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, an ID number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of a natural person.

What data we hold and who we share information with:

For all Privacy Notices - Pupils/Parents/Workforce and Freedom of Information Scheme (click here)

WeST Privacy Notice - Pupils (click here)

WeST Privacy Notice - Parents (click here)

West Privacy Notice - Workforce (click here)

West Freedom of Information (click here)


Specific Consent - Photographs & Video Recordings:

The school requires specific consent before taking photographs or video recordings for purposes which are not part of its core activities ie website, promotional material etc.  A new images consent form was distributed in October 2020 available below for information:

New Images Conditions & Consent Permission Form 

Requesting Access to Personal Data

Under data protection legislation, parents have the right to request access to information held about themselves and their children under the age of 16.  To make a subject access request for yourself or your child(ren)'s personal information please click on the link below:

Subject Access Request Form (click here)