Data Protection

Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998

Laurel Avenue Community Primary 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 its pupils’ teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on their progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • Assess how well the school as a whole is doing.

This information includes contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs 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.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE) and to agencies that are prescribed by law, such as the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), Ofsted, the Learning Skills Council (LSC), the Department of Health (DH) and Primary Care Trusts (PCT). All these are data controllers in respect of the data they receive and are subject to the same legal constraints in how they deal with the data.

If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact Mrs Lindsay or Mrs Ferguson Admin Officers.

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:

Data Protection, Durham County Council, room 4/140, County Hall Durham, DH1 5UF tel: 0300 026 8034 or email

Public Communications Unit, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings Great, Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT