Information about pupils in schools, alternative provision, and children in early years settings
Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998
We Ridgeway School are 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
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information1 and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs, free school meal eligibility and any 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 or as envisaged by this privacy notice
We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE). This sharing of information also applies to agencies that are prescribed in law, such as, Ofsted, the Education Funding Agency (EFA), the Department of Health (DoH) and Skills Funding Agency that require access to data for the Learner Records Service. All these agencies are data controllers in respect of the data they receive and are subject to the same legal constraints by law 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 Emma Stoney (Office Manager).
How the Local Authority (LA) and Department for Education (DfE) use your information
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:
If you are unable to access these websites a copy of the information can be sent to you. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
Business and Commissioning Intelligence Service
Warwickshire Local Authority
Saltisford Office Park
Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
 Attendance information is not collected as part of the Censuses for the Department for Education for the following pupils / children: Those in Alternative Provision and Early Years Settings.