Privacy Policy and Cookies

This page explains our website privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give when you visit our website.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, the school has a legal duty to protect any information collected from you. This website uses leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keeps strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

What Information Does this Website Collect?

The school collects three kinds of information from visitors to this website:

  • feedback (through visitors emailing us)
  • comments (through visitors posting online comments)
  • parent satisfaction surveys (via optional online surveys)
  • site usage information, using cookies

If you email us from this website we will keep a record of your message for a maximum of three months after the conclusion of correspondence, for reference and audit purposes, after which it will be deleted.

If you post comments on any page of the site, your comments will be sent to one of our moderators to approve. Once approved, your comments will appear publicly on the website for all site visitors to see. They will remain there unless there is a request to delete them.

Parent satisfaction surveys are usually anonymous. If you include your personal details we may retain this information for a maximum of three months after the survey to use for correspondence, reference or audit purposes, after which it will be deleted.

Site usage statistics are anonymous. More information on the cookies we use can be found below.

Cookies

To comply with the law, we must explain a little bit about how we use cookies. We aren't talking about the tasty chocolate chip variety; we're talking about little text files. Cookies are not dangerous and cannot be used to circulate viruses.

Most websites that you visit use cookies. A cookie is a harmless little text file that is downloaded to your computer. Cookies enable a website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. 

We use cookies only where they are strictly necessary for the provision of this website service. We comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and do not need to ask for your consent.

What's in a Cookie?

A cookie is a harmless little text file stored on your device. It contains some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name, and some digits and numbers. Any cookies that we use will not identify you personally; they consist of statistical information. This statistical data does not identify any personal information. 

About the Cookies

This website uses the following cookies:

  • SS_MID
  • crumb
  • sfAcceptedCookies
  • ss_cid
  • ss_cpvisit
  • ss_cvisit
  • ss_cvr
  • ss_cvt

The cookie called sfAcceptedCookies tells us you've seen our cookie consent message. If you have, it prevents the message from appearing for another 28 days. The rest help us analyze how our website is being used, and enable us to track its performance. For example, we use cookies to determine which pages are the most popular. This helps us provide you with information that you find interesting. We may use third party services like YouTube and Vimeo and these services may use cookies to allow you to use their services.

Can I Block Cookies?

We don't recommend that you block cookies because they help you to get the most out of our website, but we take the law seriously and want to ensure that your privacy concerns are addressed. If you do want to stop cookies being stored on your device, you'll need to change the settings of your internet browser. These settings will affect all websites that use cookies. You can find browser-by-browser instructions at AboutCookies.org.

Please note that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

Further Information

If you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us using the Contact Us link at the top of this page.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, an updated version will be placed on this page.