On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force in the UK.  These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998.

The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.  

We take data protection very seriously at Featherstone Wood Primary and Nursery School.   In line with GDPR requirements, we have already appointed a Data Protection Officer, John Simpkin, to oversee our approach to data management and protection. 

In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices. We have updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements.  These can be found here:

As part of this compliance process, we are also seeking to update the consent forms/home school agreements we have received from parents and pupils.   The new regulations are clear that consent must be up-to-date and clearly recorded.  From now on, lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent.  We therefore ask that you return these to us promptly.

To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on


In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement date 25th May 2018 please find the following documents:

GDPR Policy

Records Management Policy

Privacy Notice for Parents/Carers

Privacy Notice for Pupils

Privacy Notice for Staff



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