Information Sharing Privacy Notice

For pupils in LA-maintained Nursery, Primary, Secondary, middle-deemed Secondary, Special
School, Academy, Free Schools and Pupil Referral Units

The London Borough of Waltham Forest uses the information about children for whom it provides services

1, to enable it to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible

2. The core pupil records will be accessible to authorised Local Authority officers of the relevant services which maintain service data in the ONE central pupil database.

3. The more regular sharing of information supports the Local Authority's ability to improve the learning and welfare of children and to enable it to best fulfil its statutory duties. The Local Authority also uses the information to derive statistics to support strategic planning.

The School is the Data Controller for the personal data held in relation to its business  and the Local Authority is the Data Processor. The LA may advise and support the School in the quality assurance of children's records but any data amendments to the records will only be made by the School on the school management information system at the source.

This notice provides information about how pupils' information is used by the Local Authority and should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Notices provided by your child's school and by the Department for Education (DFE). For a copy of the School's Privacy Notice please click here:


If you require further information about how the DFE stores data please write to the following address:

•Public Communications Unit
Department of Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street