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Privacy policies for pupil data

10 November 2014

Schools, local authorities, the Department for Education (DfE) and other educational bodies that process personal data about pupils are required by the Data Protection Act 1998 to issue a privacy notice to parents to inform them and their child(ren) of the purposes for which that personal data may be held. In the case of pupils aged over 12 the notice should be issued to the pupil.
A copy of the privacy notice, together with more information about how the local authority and the Department for Education hold and use this data, can be found below. 

Privacy notice for pupil data

A copy of the privacy notice template adapted by schools for pupils.

Local authority use of personal data

How Essex County Council (the local authority), primary care trusts and the Youth Support Services use personal data.

Department for Education use of personal data

How the Department for Education uses personal information.