Skip to content ↓

Thomas Keble Privacy Notice

 The categories of pupil information that we collect, hold and share include: 
  • Personal information (such as name, unique pupil number and address) 

  • Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and free school meal eligibility) 

  • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons) 

  • Assessment/academic information (such as KS2 test outcomes, internal exam results and general progress information) 

  • Medical information (such as medical conditions or medical incidents) 

  • Conduct (such as behaviour or awards) 

  • Sensitive information that helps us to keep pupils safe 

  • Pupil intentions for their education when they leave Thomas Keble 

  • CCTV images captured in school 

*Biometric data used as part of the school’s cashless payment system 


Why we collect and use this information 
We use the pupil data: 
  • to support pupil learning 

  • to monitor and report on pupil progress 

  • to provide appropriate pastoral care 

  • to assess the quality of our services 

  • to comply with the law regarding data sharing 

  • to reward pupil achievement 

  • to safeguard pupils 

The lawful basis on which we use this information 
We collect and use pupil information under the following headings: 
  • Consent - for some data such as using images and biometrics we will ask for specific consent 

  • Legal obligation - Thomas Keble School has the legal right to collect and use personal data relating to pupils and their families. This is set out in the GDPR and UK law, including those in relation to the following: Article 6 and Article 9 of the GDPR, The Education Act 1996 and Regulation 5 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013 

  • Contractual good behaviour and following school rules are considered to be part of the contract between the school and families to ensure that everyone is in a safe environment 

  • Protecting vital interests some data is collected and shared in order to keep pupils safe, such as medical information, or to help them move forward in their lives, such as providing references 

  • Public interest Thomas Keble does not share specific, named, personal information in this category. It does share general information in this category such as progress in exam results.  For example, we may announce that 70% of our students achieved good GCSE passes 


Collecting pupil information 

Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.  

Storing pupil data 

We hold pupil data for as long as is necessary to complete the task for which it was originally collected.  


Who we share pupil information with 

We routinely share pupil information with: 

  • schools the pupils attend after leaving us 

  • our local authority 

  • the Department for Education (DfE)  

  • youth support services (see below) 

  • exam boards 

  • websites assisting us with managing pupil data and processes (e.g. the parent evening booking system) 

Why we share pupil information 

We do not share information about our pupils with anyone without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. We share pupils’ data with the Department for Education (DfE) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring. 

We are required to share information about our pupils with the (DfE) under regulation 5 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013. 


Data collection requirements: 

To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to


Youth support services 

Pupils aged 13+  

Once our pupils reach the age of 13, we also pass pupil information to our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.  

This enables them to provide services as follows: 

  • youth support services 

  • careers advisors 

A parent or carer can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth is passed to their local authority or provider of youth support services by informing us.  This right is transferred to the child / pupil once he/she reaches the age 16.  

For more information about services for young people, please visit our local authority website.  


The National Pupil Database (NPD) 

The NPD is owned and managed by the Department for Education and contains information about pupils in schools in England. It provides invaluable evidence on educational performance to inform independent research, as well as studies commissioned by the Department. It is held in electronic format for statistical purposes. This information is securely collected from a range of sources including schools, local authorities and awarding bodies.  

We are required by law, to provide information about our pupils to the DfE as part of statutory data collections such as the school census and early years’ census. Some of this information is then stored in the NPD. The law that allows this is the Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013. 

To find out more about the NPD, go to  


The department may share information about our pupils from the NPD with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by: 

  • conducting research or analysis 

  • producing statistics 

  • providing information, advice or guidance 

The Department has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of our data is maintained and there are stringent controls in place regarding access and use of the data. Decisions on whether DfE releases data to third parties are subject to a strict approval process and based on a detailed assessment of: 

  • who is requesting the data 

  • the purpose for which it is required 

  • the level and sensitivity of data requested: and  

  • the arrangements in place to store and handle the data  

To be granted access to pupil information, organisations must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of the data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data. 

For more information about the department’s data sharing process, please visit:  For information about which organisations the department has provided pupil information, (and for which project), please visit the following website:  

To contact DfE: 

Requesting access to your personal data 

Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information held about them. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact the    

You also have the right to: 
  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress 

  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing 

  • object to decisions being taken by automated means 

  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and 

  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations  

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at 


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: 

The Data Processing Officer – via