What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws – it replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive, which current UK law is based upon.

Put simply, the GDPR is a new data protection regulation that’s designed to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organisation.

It will entirely replace the current Data Protection Act, making radical changes to many existing data protection rules and regulations that many organisations such as schools, academies and other educational establishments currently adhere to under the DPA.

Please view/download important information for staff, students and parents relating to how we use the data that we collect:

For Freedom of Information requests please contact our Data Protection Officer at datarequests@w-h-s.org.uk .


We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office: ICO Registration Certificate (Reference: Z8006410)