School data protection and your privacy

The data we collect

Your education provider is the data controller as specified in data protection law. They get information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous education provider and the Learning Records Service.

They use this information to:

  • help your teaching and learning
  • monitor and report on your progress
  • provide appropriate care
  • monitor how well your educational provider is doing

This information includes:

  • your contact details
  • national curriculum assessment results
  • attendance information
  • personal characteristics such as, special educational needs and any relevant medical information

If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will get a unique learner number from the Learning Records Service and they may also provide details of any learning or qualifications you have received.

Generally your school or academy won't give information about you to anyone outside the school, setting or provider without your consent. Education providers must pass some of your information to us and the government's Department for Education (DfE). Academies must pass some information about you to the DfE, which will be available for our use. Thurrock education providers have a local agreement to make information available to us promptly to support local service provision.

If you want to see a copy of the information they hold and share about you then contact the administrator at your education provider. Go to DfE data protection: how we collect and share research data for more on how we or the DfE store and use this data. Go to how we use this data for more on our own use of personal information.

You should contact your school, academy or other education provider if you do not have access to the internet and would like printed copies.