Felsted Primary School


Requesting information from the school

There are two types of information request.  Before you consider a request, please check the links below.  Any requests should be made in writing to the school office, stipulating the type of request you are making (one of the following two types of request).

1.  A request about personal data held by the school (either staff or pupils)

Any request for this information is termed a ‘Subject Access Request’ and is dealt with under GDPR regulations.  We will respond within 1 month in writing, although please be aware that during school holidays, it would be reasonable for the school to request an extension to this time.

You could ask for your own child’s test scores, for example, but not information about other children or staff, such as a member of staff’s qualifications.  

You will not normally be charged for such information, unless the school feels that the time taken and the resources required justify a charge.

Please see 'A Parent's Guide' for further information and the 'GDPR Rights Guidance for Parents'

 2.  A request about other information held by the school.

Such a request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  Any FOI request will be dealt with in 20 working days and you will be given a response in writing.

You could request how many children have been excluded for example, but not the reasons or their names.  Some FOI requests may be affected by GDPR.

You may be charged for the administration required to fulfil such a request.

The school will consider all requests for information in the light of GDPR and Freedom of Information Regulations. Please note that the school may turn down such a request, either because the school does not hold the requested information, or it contravenes certain privacy requirements.


Please see 'The Publication Scheme' for further information.

Other useful documents include:


Publication Scheme 2020

Privacy Notice 2020


Data Held by the School

The school holds and processes certain data relating to employees, governors and visitors.  Please see the links below to check on the data processing procedures for the following groups of people.


Processing of Employee Data 2020

Processing of Governor Data 2020

Processing of Visitor Data 2020

Processing of Volunteer Data 2020


Images of Pupils

The school takes a common sense approach to photographs and videos of school events.  Photographs and videos will be allowed at school events provided these are not shared on social media.  The exception to this is our normal Friday Assembly where photographs and videos are not permitted.

Under certain circumstances, the school retains the right to revoke this permission and if this is the case, parents will be informed in advance.  We expect all parents to adhere to the school's decision.  Parents who refuse to co-operate, may face being excluded from future events.

The school will obtain permission on entry for the use of children's images for school publicity purposes.  Any parents who wish to withdraw this permission should do so in writing and send to the School Office (for the attention of The Headteacher).


School Photos and Additional Activities 2020


Further Information

Delivery of the Curriculum and Pastoral Care 2020

Security Measures 2020

Data Protection Privacy Policy Statement 2020