Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998
Matravers School is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
- Support your teaching and learning;
- Monitor and report on your progress;
- Provide appropriate pastoral care;
- Assess how well you are school is doing.
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.
Some of the information you supply will be used by the Skills Funding Agency to fulfill its statutory functions, issue/verify your Unique Learner Number (ULN) and update/check your Personal Learning Record. The Skills Funding Agency may share your ULN and Personal Learning Record with other education related organisations, such as your careers service, school, college, university, Government Departments and public bodies responsible for funding your education.
We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.
We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE)
If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact Mr James Paveley, School Business Manager.
Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
Data & Information Sharing Manager
Telephone: 01225 713091
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
In addition for Secondary and Middle deemed Secondary Schools
Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address and any further information relevant to the support service’s role. However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. Please inform Mr James Paveley, School Business Manager, if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at
or the LA website shown above.