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General Data Protection Regulations

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018

The law has changed around data protection, and new GDPR legislation became law from 25th May 2018.  As a School we place high value on the importance of information security and have a number of procedures in place to minimise the possibility of a compromise in data security.


What does GDPR mean for schools?

GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:

  • Under GDPR, consent must be explicitly given to anything that isn’t within the normal business of the school, especially if it involves a third party managing the data. Parents (or the pupil themselves depending on their age) must express consent for their child’s data to be used outside of the normal business of the school.
  • Schools must appoint a Data Protection Officer and be able to prove that they are GDPR compliant.
  • Schools must ensure that their third party suppliers who may process any of their data is GDPR compliant and must have legally binding contracts with any company that processes any personal data. These contracts must cover what data is being processed, who it is being processed by, who has access to it and how it is protected.
  • It will be compulsory that all data breaches which are likely to have a detrimental effect on the data subject are reported to the ICO within 72 hours


Data held by the School is detailed in our Privacy Policy.

Oldcastle Primary Privacy Policy

As part of our commitment to our parents, children and staff, we are providing details of the Privacy Policy of companies who might use data supplied by us or parents.


Oldcastle Primary Website

Our school website is hosted by Primary Site.  You can view their Privacy Policy here. 


Parent Pay

Our payment system is managed by Parent Pay, please view their Privacy Policy here.



Evolve is the Council's provider of risk assessments for school trips.  Their Privacy Policy can be viewed here.



Schoop is the communication app the school uses to provide information to parents.  Parents register  on the App and data is controlled and stored with Schoop.  Schoop Privacy Policy


School Catering Payments

Cashless catering is operated by Nationwide on behalf of Bridgend County Borough Council catering services.




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