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Public consultations on school organisation

The purpose of processing

To enable statutory public consultations to be carried out to obtain the views of the community and interested stakeholders in order to inform decision making of school organisation proposals such as expansion or closure.

Data subjects

School staff
Members of the public who have responded to public consultations on school organisation proposals

Personal data

Phone number
Email address
Relationship to the school (parent or carer, school governor, member of school staff)

How is it used?

Identify interested stakeholders, to appropriately and proportionately inform decision making of school organisation proposals.

Profiling and automated decision making

Not applicable.

GDPR condition relied upon for processing personal data:

Article 6.1 e - Exercise of official authority
The Council’s role in this purpose is established by statute. The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 (‘the Prescribed Alterations Regulations’). The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 (‘the Establishment and Discontinuance Regulations’). Education and Inspections Act (EIA) 2006 (as amended by the Education Act (EA) 2011) and the Prescribed Alterations Regulations, Establishment and Discontinuance Regulations and the School Organisation (Removal of Foundation, Reduction in the Number of Foundation Governors and Ability of Foundation to Pay Debts) (England) Regulations (2007).

GDPR condition relied upon for processing special category data

Not applicable

Sharing of personal data with external recipients

How long is the personal data retained by the Council?

We will keep your personal data for three years for all general school organisation proposals such as expansion. In the case of school closures, personal data will be retained permanently.

Questions or concerns?

Please email 

Appeals to the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you are unhappy about the way we have treated your personal data, or feel we have not properly respected your data subject rights, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and tell them about this.

You can also contact the ICO by phone on 0303 1231113.