Changes to Data Protection Law (GDPR)

The rules around data protection changed in May 2018. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) has changed how we can use your personal data.

The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the Data Protection Act 1998, there are a few differences, so we have made some changes in order to ensure we remain compliant.

Under data protection legislation, parents have the right to request access to information about them and their children. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s education record, please contact either the Headteacher, Mr McCoy or the Business Manager, Mrs Duncan at

Our Data Protection Officer is Dean Hulse, Hulse Yarzdi Limited, Reed House, Hunters Lane, Rochdale OL16 1YL. Email: His role is to ensure that data is stored lawfully and safely; in addition, in the event of a serious data breach, it is his duty to report this to the Information Commissioner Officer (ICO)

You will find new policies relating to GDPR in this section. If you require a printed copy, you can request this from the school office.

Contact the School

Sherdley Primary School

Mill Lane
St Helens

Main Contact: Mrs M White/Mrs H Smith/Mr L Bathgate - Office Administrator / Mrs A Duncan - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678683
Fax: 01744 678684

SEN Contact: Mrs K Bennett