Data Protection

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, “in the public interest”. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

At Voyage Learning Campus we have

  • A registered Data Protection Officer
  • Embedded GDPR requirements into policies and day to day activities
  • Implemented technical measures to ensure GDPR compliance
  • Provided regular staff training on GDPR
  • Explored how we monitor data protection across the school.

GDPR is central to our day to day culture. We already highly value and protect all or our students, parents and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.

The VLC uses closed circuit television (CCTV) images to reduce crime and monitor the school buildings on both the school sites to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and to prevent the loss or damage to school property. The system comprises a number of fixed cameras and the system does not have sound recording capability.

The images captured by the CCTV will be retained for a maximum of 14 days except where the image identifies an issue and is retained specifically in the context of an investigation / prosecution of that issue.

The VLC has the following documents available

 For more information about GDPR please click here to visit the ICO website.

Freedom of Information Requests

As public bodies, state schools are obliged, under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, to publish certain information about their activities and produce information requested by members of the public.  The principles of the FOI Act are:

  • that everybody has a right to access official information;
  • disclosure of information should be the default;
  • requesters do not have to give a reason for wanting the information;
  • all requests should be treated equally;
  • information should only be disclosed if it is information that would be given to anyone (or the world at large).

Information Covered by the FOI Act:

​The FOI Act covers recorded information that is held by the school including printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.  This means that schools do not need to provide information they do not collect and hold as part of their regular routines.  So, if the information is just in someone’s head and is not recorded, this is not subject to a Freedom of Information Request.  As the guidance on the ICO website states, "You do not have to create new information or find the answer to a question from staff who may happen to know it."

More information can be found on the ICO website at

Making a Freedom of Information Request

To make a Freedom of Information Request, please email your request to [E-Mail not displayed]