Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE for pupils in secondary phase schools.

Privacy Notice ‑ Data Protection Act 1998

We, the Gateway Academy 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, characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

In addition for Secondary Schools

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required to pass on certain information to providers of youth services. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parents(s) name and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond name and address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please inform The Gateway Academy if you wish to opt-­out of this arrangement. For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at or the LA website shown below.

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

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 about you that we hold and/or share, please contact The Gateway Academy.

For further information, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Thurrock Council, Education Dept., Civic Offices, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL
Tel 01375 652883
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT
Telephone: 0370 000 2288