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Privacy Notice - school admissions

Middlesbrough Council is committed to dealing with your information safely and securely. We need to collect and share information in order to deliver our services effectively. We take our responsibility to protect your information seriously and we will use it in accordance with the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Middlesbrough Council is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. The information you provide to us on your admissions application form and in any supporting documents will be used to process your application and to ensure the efficient co-ordination and fair allocation of school places.

We may also share this data for the following purposes:

  • to assist in the development of Policy proposals
  • for the prevention and/or detection of crime and fraud.

We may use the information you have provided for research and statistical purposes. We will ensure that statistics are developed in such a way that individual children cannot be identified from them.

Providing information to support the school nursing service

In order to support the school nursing service with the delivery of local and national health initiatives, e.g. health screening and child immunisation programmes, the council may share school admissions information with Child Health Services at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This will include the name, date of birth, address and school attended or due to attend.

Department for Education

We are also required by law to pass information to the Department for Education.

Get more information about how the Department for Education stores and uses your information

View full details of Middlesbrough Council's data protection policy