Data Protection - Privacy notice Spring 2017

2nd May 2017

Dear Parents and Students

RE: North Yorkshire Data Protection - PRIVACY NOTICE

Below is  the Spring 2017 Privacy Notice which informs you how we use the data we hold. We are obliged to give you this formal notice annually on behalf of NYCC.

Mrs A Robertson
PA to Leadership Team


Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998 

Nidderdale High 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, and

·               Assess how well your school  is doing.


Information about you that we hold includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs you may have and relevant medical information.


We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to do so.


We are required by law to pass some of your information to the local authority, North Yorkshire County Council, and the Department for Education (DfE) and where appropriate we will send to relevant national health service personnel (e.g. school nurses) information on individual pupils changing school (or address) to ensure continuity of health care.  If a child moves to another school we will ensure a handover of appropriate data we hold, and we will cooperate with other schools s/he has attended to endeavour to complete any outstanding issues.


If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites: and


If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:


Information Governance Manager

North Yorkshire County Council

Internal Audit Service
County Hall




Telephone:      01609 533219


Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street



Telephone:         0370 000 2288


Post 14 Qualifications: 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. Further information regarding the Learning Records Service can be found on the Internet at

Youth Support Services

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to the provider of youth support services for young people aged 13 to 19 in this area, North Yorkshire County Council. We must provide both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.

However, until you are aged 16 or older, your parent(s) can ask that no information beyond your name, address and date of birth (and their name and address) be passed on to the youth support services provider. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please inform Mrs Staniforth, Office Manager if this is what you or your parents wish.

For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the National Careers Service page at or the LA website shown above.