Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

REACH is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous School and College and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on your progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • Assess how well REACH is doing.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.


We will not give information about you to anyone outside REACH without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.


We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE).


Parents of pupils at REACH do not have a legal right to access their child’s educational record. REACH will decide whether to grant such access based on individual circumstances. 


If you require more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following website:

http://www.essex.gov.uk/ and follow the links to Education and School and Colleges / School and Colleges / Delivering education in Essex / Privacy policies for pupil data.

If you are unable to access this website, paper copies of this information can be obtained from REACH.


In addition for Secondary School and Colleges

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. Please inform Head Teacher if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Direct Gov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm