On the 25 May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 is being replaced by the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools. We are currently reviewing and updating our policies and processes around how we are handling your information. GDPR Policies will be published on this page when they have been agreed by Governors. We have also updated our Privacy Notice for Pupils which explains how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them. If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk.
Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us at email@example.com.
Consultation on School Admissions Policy for 2022-23
Below you will see a link to our proposed admissions policy for 2022-23. We are consulting on this between 1st November and 8th January and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. You will see where there are changes, the text is in red – either something we propose to add or, if it has a line through it, something we propose to remove.
One of the proposals is to add children who have been adopted from state care outside of England to our oversubscription criterion 1. This is in anticipation that the Department for Education will require this change for all schools as it has just consulted on changes to the School Admissions Code. It is possible that the Department’s timescales may mean that the Code is not amended before the end of February, when we have to formally set our policy. If that is the case, we may have to determine our policy without that change and then alter it later in spring or summer. We are bringing it to your attention now as a change in policy that we expect to have to introduce.
Other than changes shown in red, and dates moving forward a year, the way our policy will work is the same as in the previous year, 2021-22 which you can also see below.
If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council which is co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is available here: You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies on this link too. The consultation ends on 8 January and all policies must be determined by 28 February and published in the same places by 15 March.