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Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives rules for handling information about people. It includes the right for people to access their personal data. The Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act come under the heading of information rights and are regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

When a person requests their own personal data, this is a subject access request under the Data Protection Act. 
When a person requests  ‘environmental information’, this is covered by the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Any other non-routine information request is dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Headteacher has overall responsibility for FOIA and DPA Policy and the provision of advice, guidance, publicity and interpretation of the school's policy.

Data Protection Act Policy

Data subjects have the right to know/obtain: 

  • if the data controller holds personal data about them
  • a description of that data
  • the purpose for which the data is processed
  • the sources of that data
  • to whom the data may be disclosed
  • a copy of all the personal data that is held about them.


Making A Subject Access Request:
Whilst the school will always aim to provide as much information as it can, in certain circumstances we may apply an exemption to the disclosure of some information. If this happens then the reasons will be explained.
The school will respond to subject access requests within 40 calendar days.
Any request for information under the DPA must be made to the school in writing (this can be by email, letter, social media etc):

Telephone: 01759 380327
In writing to: Wlberfoss Primary School, Storking Lane, Wilberfoss, YO41 5ND


If you are unhappy with the response you receive please contact the school in the first instance, and after that, should you still be unhappy, you can contact the Information Commissioner:

Web: Information Commissioner's Office
Telephone: 01625 545745
In writing to: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF