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GDPR & Data Protection

What is GDPR?

The GDPR applies in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.

Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.

In response to the new legislation, we have updated our Privacy Notices, Policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are GDPR compliant.

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GDPR & Privacy Documents

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Privacy NoticeView
Contact and Consent FormView
Parental Responsibility DeclarationView
ICO Registration CertificateView

Data Protection Officer

The school’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted via the following methods:

Write to: Data Protection Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

Tel No: 0191 520 5555

Email: [email protected]

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Return to School Information

To enable the safe return of children on Wednesday 2nd September 2020, a number of changes to the school day have been implemented.  Please refer to the Parents> Letters Home page for specific information relating to individual year groups:  https://www.ryhopeinfantschool.org.uk/lettershome/