On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across the EU. It is a new law that is being implemented in exactly the same way across all EU countries to create a level set of rules to ensure all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully.

The process of becoming fully GDPR compliant is ongoing as it affects all aspects of the school. We already have strong Data Protection policies and protections and these are currently being updated in line with GDPR.

We will continue to look at our practices and procedures in school to ensure that GDPR is central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and protect all of our pupil, parent and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.

As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.


Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Mrs Sheryl Cardwell and can be contacted at dpo@st-john.blackpool.sch.uk


For further information about GDPR, please click here to visit the ICO website




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