Data Protection

Privacy Notice

      Pupils in Plymouth CAST Primary Schools  and children in Early Years Settings

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

We St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School,  are the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  •          Support your teaching and learning;
  •          Monitor and report on your progress;
  •          Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  •          Assess how well your school is doing.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information[1] and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information.

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

We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use(s) of the Local Authority.

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the school office.

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:

Local Authority: Dorset County Council


If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:


Public Communications Unit Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT



Telephone:      0370 000 2288



Dorset county Council

County Hall



[1] Attendance information is NOT collected as part of the Censuses for the Department for Education for the following pupils / children - a) in Nursery schools; b) aged under 4 years in Maintained schools; c) in Alternative Provision; and d) in Early Years Settings.