We hold personal data about pupils to support teaching and learning, to provide pastoral care and to assess how the school is performing. We will only retain the data we collect for as long as is necessary to satisfy the purpose for which it has been collected. We will not share information about pupils with anyone without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. We are required, by law, to pass certain information about pupils to specified external bodies, such as our local authority and the Department for Education, so that they are able to meet their statutory obligations. To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education including the data that we share with them, go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools.