Wick Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7JZ

01903 713642


Lyminster Primary School

Growing, Caring & Learning Together


Data Protection


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes law on May 25th, 2018. It sets out how the school can handle your date.

There are 8 data protection principles, these are;

  1. Personal Information must be fairly and lawfully processed.
  2. Personal information must be processed for limited purposes.
  3. Personal information must be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  4. Personal information must be accurate and up to date
  5. Personal information must not be kept longer than necessary
  6. Personal information must be processed in line with the data subjects’ rights
  7. Personal information must be secure
  8. Personal information must not be transferred to other countries without adequate protection.

The regulations also include these rights;

  • Right to be informed – to know what is the data used for, how long, by whom etc
  • Right of access - to be able to see and know the data being held
  • Right to rectification - to fix any errors
  • Right to Erasure -to choose to have the data erased
  • Right to Restrict Processing – to stop the data being used for certain purposes
  • Right to object – to complain about what someone has done or will do with the data


Mrs Kim Jones is the Data Protection Officer for the school and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the GDPR and reporting any data breaches to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

There is a good video which will explain the GDPR in more detail which can be accessed here GDPR for Parents


Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children's school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites, such as Facebook. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and we ask that all parents/carers co-operate.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Headteacher.