As I’m sure you know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the UK on the 25th May 2018.  

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

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.  

Of course, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we take data protection very seriously.  In line with GDPR requirements, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee our approach to data management and protection; our DPO can be contacted at 

In order to ensure that we fully comply with the new regulations, we have thoroughly reviewed our policies and practices with regards to data protection. We have updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements and these are now all available to view in For Parents/GDPR, along with our revised Data Protection Policy. You received all of this documentation via ParentMail before half-term.

Please note that as part of the compliance process, we have updated all of the consent forms since 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. If for any reason you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact the School Office and they will assist you with this.

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

Thank you for your continued support.

Click on the links below to view the various policies related to GDPR which have been approved by the Governing Body.

Data Breach Response Plan (April 2019)

Data Protection Policy (April 2019)

CCTV Policy

Privacy Notice – Parents

Privacy Notice – Pupils