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Our world is becoming increasingly dependent on digital data. Many aspects of our lives can now be processed online (banking, shopping or online subscriptions for example) using a variety of digital tools and apps. Many of our records in school are now also computer based. Companies and organisations now have to be mindful of the safety of collecting, using and sharing information online. 

With this in mind GDPR was launched on 25th May 2018. It replaced the UK Data Protection Act (1998). GDPR stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It governs how schools collect, use and share information. It provides individuals with rights and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.

At Brookside Primary School we are taking steps to review and update our policies and processes around handling information. The Trust has a dedicated DPO (Data Protection Office) who will monitor these changes. Please visit the OAK Academies website for further information. 

If you would like to find out more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at

Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email the school office. 

Click Here to see our Trust GDPR documents including a guide to your data rights and a subject access request form:


Click here to download a consent document for pupil images. We use pupils images on our website and social media feed, for example, and require consent for this purpose. 

To withdraw any form of consent, please download the form here and return it to the school office. 

Privacy Notices

For all privacy notices please see the OAK Academies website

Freedom of Information 

Please contact Dr Danielle Benyon-Payne, Governance Manager:

Where FOI requests relate to our schools, please note that during school closures / school holidays a response can not be provided until the school reopens.