General Data Protection Regulations

From May 2018, the rules around data protection changed.

The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) changed how we can use personal data relating to you and your child and keep it safe. It will also strengthen your rights over this personal data.

The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about you and your child stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we have made a few changes at school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

This area of our website informs you about the implementation of The General Data Protection Regulations.

The link above shows how we process, use and store personal data.

Our Data Protection policies set out how we ensure the safety and

security of any material of a personal or sensitive nature we collect and store

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, it is our duty to advise parents and carers of pupils

attending our school about the information we collect relating to their child, in both paper and electronic formats.

Our privacy notice provides you with this information

All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act

to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

There is currently one approved model publication scheme,

which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.

Published Guide to Information (to be updated)

Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.

The guide should specify:

the documents available

the format of the documents

any charges made for the information


Details of how we respond to Subject Access Requests can be found in the above policy.


When your child joins Our Lady of Ransom we will ask you to complete a Consent Form (see above)