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General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulations

Please click here to be directed to the St Ralph Sherwin data protection page. 

Please click here for a pdf version of "UK GDPR and COVID-19 Track and Trace"

The General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) will be implemented in the UK from the 25th May 2018. This will replace much of the existing provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. We are all responsible for Data Protection in all walks of life in order to protect others and ourselves and this is of course no different in the school environment. The primary principles of the UK GDPR are:

  • To ensure that personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.
  • To be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
  • To be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Data must be accurate and kept up to date.
  • Data must be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary.
  • Consent conditions are considerably strengthened – consent must be ‘freely’ given and must be specific. Please refer to the list of situations below where consent may be sought for photography/Videos etc.

Below are the possible reasons for photographs/filming/audio recording:

Advertising on public screens and public transport

Communication within school

Displays within school to support pupil learning, to enthuse and to engage

Internal information sharing on screens within school

Mementoes such as the yearbook

Newsletters - news stories

Promotional banners and posters


Publication on the school website

Sharing events and celebration of success stories with the local and wider community via newspaper articles/ radio stories/twitter feeds

St Thomas More school is committed to ensuring that the we are fully compliant with the UK GDPR – for further information visit

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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