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Abbey Woods Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE - Data Protection Act 1998 Pupils in Schools, Alternative Provision and
Pupil Referral Units and children in Early Years Settings

Abbey Woods Academy is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about your child from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
 Support your child’s teaching and learning
 Monitor and report on your child’s progress
 Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
 Assess how well your school is doing

This information includes your address details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information (1) and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

We will not give information about your child to anyone outside the setting without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE).

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Setting supervisor/manager.

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/links:  and/or What the Department of Education does with Pupils' and Children's Data  Data Protection: How we share pupil and workforce date (from DfE).

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
 The Local Authority at:
Data Protection Officer, Children, Young People & Families, Oxfordshire County Council,
County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND
 The DFE at:
Public Communications Unit, Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings,
Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT
Telephone: 0870 000 2288
Attendance is not collected for pupils under 5 at Early Years Settings or Maintained Schools

Cookies are also known as browser cookies, which is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. Cookies are used by us to help our users navigate the Abbey Woods website in an effective manner and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. You can find more information about ‘cookies’ at:

How Abbey Woods Academy uses cookies 
Abbey Woods Academy uses analytical tools, including Google Analytics and Venture Statistics to monitor certain aspects of website traffic. To gather statistical information, the analytical tools use ‘performance cookies’. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use websites, for instance; 
•  Which pages web visitors go to most often
•  Whether they have been to the site before
•  How long they remain on each page
•  What the web user typed into the Search Engine to find the school
•  The referring source (eg:
These cookies do not collect personal data. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and only used to improve how a website works. You can find further information on cookies used by Google Analytics by clicking here and you can find out more about Venture Statistics by clicking here.

Disabling Cookies
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. To disable and refuse all cookies in Internet Explorer (IE), click;
'Tools'   >   'Internet Options'   >   'Privacy'   >   'Block all cookies' using the sliding selector 
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

General Website Privacy Policy 
This Privacy Policy sets out how Abbey Woods Academy uses and protects any information that you give us when using our website. Abbey Woods Academy are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain personal information, please be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this policy. Due to changes in legislation and protocols, this privacy statement may change from time to time. To ensure you are always completely aware of our up to date Privacy Policy, please check back to this page periodically.

The Information Abbey Woods Academy may collect
•  Name of the parent
•  Name and year group of the pupil at Abbey Woods Academy
•  Business details in contacting us from an organisation
•  Contact information including email address
•  Demographic information such as postcodes via online contact forms

We will take reasonable, technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of the personal information you provide us. We store all the personal information you provide securely and will never be shared with any unauthorised third parties. Please be aware that data transferred over the internet cannot be treated as completely secure and Abbey Woods Academy cannot guarantee the security of any data sent.

Links to other websites 
Our website may offer links to other websites of interest. Once leaving the Abbey Woods Academy website via these links, we cannot accept any control over;
•  The content of that website
•  The protection and privacy of any data sent through that website

Data Protection Policy
Click here for Data Protection Policy

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