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Data Protection

On Tuesday 15th May 2018, the Governing Body approved a new Data Protection Policy to reflect the change in legislation to the new General Data Protection Regulation. You will find a copy of the policy by clicking here.

St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School have a duty to inform pupils, parents and staff about the data we hold about them and the reasons why we need that data. We do this in the form of a Privacy Notice. You can access these Privacy Notices by clicking the relevant link below:

Privacy Notice - Pupils 

Privacy Notice - Parents / Carers

Privacy Notice - Staff

Consent to Process Data

One of the most significant changes to Data Protection legislation is that when a child reaches the age of 13, they are considered mature enough to make their own decisions about providing consent to organisations to process their data.

St Bernadette's only relies on consent for three items of data (publishing / displaying photographs, using biometric details at the canteen and 'Additional Services' in their school Google account.

On Wednesday 16 May, Year 9 and Year 10 pupils were asked to provide or withhold their consent for each of these items. On Tuesday 22 May, Year 11 pupils were asked to do the same. An email was sent to the parents/carers of these pupils to inform them of this and to ask them to speak with their child about the decision they made. A copy of the email can be accessed by clicking here. The booklet that was sent home with each pupil can be accessed by clicking here.

Year 8 pupils who are already 13 will be asked for their consent on the 25 May 2018. Year 8 pupils who turn 13 after this date will be asked for their consent as soon as possible after their birthday.

If a pupil would like to use the biometric system to identify themselves at the school canteen but have previously withheld their consent for St Bernadette's to store that data, they will need to complete the attached form: Biometric Consent Form

Subject Access Request

If you would like to make a Subject Access Request, we ask that you complete our Subject Access Request Form which can be accessed by clicking here. Please then send your form to

Right to Erasure

If you would like to make an application to have your data erased under the 'Right to be Forgotten' section of the General Data Protection Regulation, we ask that you complete our Right to Erasure Form which can be accessed by clicking here. Please then send your form to

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