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Your Data Rights


In so far as is compatible with legal requirements you have a number of rights in respect of your data:


  • Right to be informed. We must be completely transparent with you by providing information ‘in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language’. Our privacy notice is one of the ways we try and let you know how data is handled.


  • Right of access. You have the right to access your personal information. Parents also have the right to access the educational record of the pupil.


  • Right to rectification: You have the right without undue delay to request the rectification or updating of inaccurate personal data.


  • Right to restrict processing: You can ask for there to be a restriction of processing such as where the accuracy of the personal data is contested. This means that we may only store the personal data and not further process it except in limited circumstances.


  • Right to object: You can object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing. The right to object also applies to other types of processing such as processing for scientific, historical research or statistical purposes (although processing may still be carried out for reasons of public interest).


  • Rights on automated decision making and profiling: The law provides safeguards for you against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention. The right does not apply in certain circumstances such as where you give your explicit consent.


  • Right to data portability: where personal data is processed on the basis of consent and by automated means, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another where this is technically possible.


  • Right to erasure or ‘right to be forgotten’: you can request the erasure of personal data including when: (i) the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected (ii) you no longer provide your consent, or (iii) you object to the processing.


The Information Commissioner regulates data handling by organisations in the U.K. and work to uphold the data rights of citizens, their website provides more information on the rights available to you:


Withdrawing Consent

If you consented to providing your personal information to us and you have changed your mind and you no longer want the school to hold and process your information, please let us know.

If you encounter any difficulties in withdrawing consent, please contact the School Data Protection Officer or the Headteacher.


Automated Decision Making and Profiling

The school does not carry out automated decision-making, and as such any decision taken by us which affects you will always include human intervention.  We do on occasion carry out profiling and track the progress of pupils to enable us as a school to target services to those who are in need of help and support.


The Right to Complain About Data Handling

The school sets very high standards for the collection and appropriate use of personal data. We therefore take any complaints about data handling very seriously. We encourage you to bring to our attention where the use of data is unfair, misleading or inappropriate and we also welcome suggestions for improvement.


Informal Resolution:

In the first instance we would ask that you try and resolve data handling issues directly with the Headteacher or any member of the senior leadership team. We are committed to handling data appropriately and are confident that we can resolve most issues informally.


Formal Resolution:

You can ask for your issue to be investigated by writing to:

DPO : Mr Kim Collis, City & County of Swansea; supported by Rhodri Jones as the Interim Information Governance Officer

If you remain dissatisfied following the response to your contact with the school, if it relates to issues of data handling you can raise the issue with the Information Commissioner. It is free of charge to contact the Information Commissioner and request their assistance.

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
2nd Floor, Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399