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Privacy Notice

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to keeping your personal information safe and processing it in accordance with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations and related data protection legislation. The Isle of Wight Council is the data controller for the personal information you provide on this form. The council's Data Protection Officer is the Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer and can be contacted at dpo@iow.gov.uk. You can contact the council by phone on 01983 821000 or by writing to us at County Hall, High Street, Newport, IW PO30 1UD.

Your information will be used so that we can administer your application for School Admissions, Free School Meals, Early Years Funding, or School Transport or any other service that you apply for. Information supplied to the Virtual School will be used for all or any of the above as well as shared with Social Care, Schools and Colleges, Health Care, Welfare Call data collection and any other service as appropriate for your childs care. Your personal data may be shared with other teams within Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council through the strategic partnership in children's services, such as transport or early years for the purpose of processing your application. We may also share it with other local authorities as students transfer to and from the Isle of Wight. We may share the data with third parties if we are required to do so by law. This may include the police or government agencies. We will also share some data with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to enable them to carry out their legal obligation regarding immunising and monitoring children.

The Isle of Wight and Hampshire County Council also uses the information to derive statistics to inform decisions on (for example) to assess the performance of schools and help them set targets. The Isle of Wight Council may also share information between schools and colleges to ensure the safeguarding and education provision for all pupils.

We will keep your personal data for as long as we are required to do so in accordance with our operational requirements. You can view our retention schedule.

For further details on how your information is used; how we maintain the security of your information; and your rights, including how to access information we hold on you, and how to complain if you have any concerns about how your personal details are processed, please visit www.iwight.com/privacynotice or email dpo@iow.gov.uk.