Data Protection

We at HighburyPrimary School are the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you about your child(ren) and may receive information about them from their previous school and Portsmouth City Council. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your child(ren)’s teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on their progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care; and
  • Assess how well our school is doing.

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


We will not give information about your child(ren) 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 your child(ren) to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE).

If you want to see a copy of the information about your child(ren) that we hold and/or share, please contact the main 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:

[1] Attendance is not collected for pupils under 5 at Early Years Settings or Maintained Schools as part of Censuses for the Department for Education.


For the DfE:


If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE.

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


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