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Statutory School Appeals Service

18 May 2018

What service is being provided?

Statutory School Appeals service to provide the means to appeal a placement in a school or an exclusion


What personal data do we need from you?

Name and Contact Details

Visual Images, Personal Appearance and Behaviour

Lifestyle and Social Circumstances

Family Details

Employment and Education Details


Who will be using your personal data?


The Data Controller is Essex County Council


The Data Protection Officer for Essex County Council can be contacted at


What will it be used for and what gives us the right to ask for it and use it?


Service Delivery

Service Planning/Improvement

Prevention or Detection of Fraud/Crime

Research (using anonymised data only unless we specifically request your consent to use identifiable personal data)


If we cannot use your data we would be unable to fulfil your request.


Our legal basis for using your personal data is necessary for a task in the public, and under a legal obligation.


Who else might we share your data with?


Admissions authority

Department for Education

Other local authorities

Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no UK-equivalent Privacy Law protections?


How long will your data be kept?


We will stop using your data once the appeal has been heard.


Your data will be deleted 2 years for admission cases, 6 years for paper copies of exclusion cases. after we stop using it. Electronic copies are kept until child reaches leaving school age.


Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:


  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Restrict our processing of your personal data


As you are not giving all of your data directly to us:

This is who is giving us your personal data:



This is not a source of personal data open to anyone


Visit the following links for more information about Privacy Law, our obligations and your Rights:


The ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016


If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:


Postal AddressData Protection Officer, Information Governance Team, Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM11QH
Phone Number0333 013 9824


If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner's Office:


Postal AddressInformation Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Online Form
Phone Number0303 123 1113


For our full privacy notice: