On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR requires public authorities and organisations to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data; it is vitally important that private and sometimes sensitive information is only passed on when there is a legal requirement to do so, such as the School’s census or when it is required for the education of a child/young person. Mirren Park School is committed to the protection of all personal and sensitive data for which it holds responsibility as the Data Controller and the processing of such data in line with the protection principles and the GDPR.

It is important that we keep comprehensive and up-to-date records on our young people and their contact information. This is particularly essential in times of an emergency or where a school-wide message requires a response. To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk.