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Data Protection

The collection and storage of personal data is a fundamental part of providing a safe, secure environment for pupils, parents and staff at Chislehurst School for Girls.

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as essential to our successful operation, and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and us. We ensure that we treat personal information lawfully and correctly.

We fully endorse and adhere to the Principles of Data Protection, as enumerated in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

We confirm that appropriate technical and organisational measures are taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

New legislation comes into force on the 25th May 2018 which focuses on the way we gather, handle, store and dispose of data on our pupils, parents, staff and alumni. We are working towards compliance of the new wider requirements. This said the school already takes great care of the information given to us so we are already well on the way. We have robust and secure systems for both our electronic and paper records.

Over the coming months we will need to change a few of our procedures in order to become fully compliant with the new regulations and give you the access that you are entitled to under the new legislation and will update this page as new things come on board. Some of the changes that you will see include;

  • Changes to forms
  • Changes to the way we ask for permissions
  • New privacy notices explaining in detail what we do with the information you provide us, what we use it for and who we share it with.

If you have any questions on why and how we collect data and how it is held safe, please contact: Ms C Nicholson – via the main school e-mail address (

Thank you for your attention to this important matter