Data Protection

Ascend Learning Trust takes data protection and our obligations with regard to data protection seriously

The Academy Trust is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (together “Data Protection Law”) and is registered with Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). This section of the website provides information on how the Academy uses (“processes”) personal data about individuals (together “data subjects”).  


If you have any questions or concerns about our data protection practices or would like to exercise your rights, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO):

·         Data Protection Education Ltd

·         Registered office: 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Rd,  Hinxworth,  Baldock,  SG7 5EZ

·         Telephone: 0800 0862018

·         Email:


This section of the website is intended to be read in conjunction with other relevant Academy and Academy Trust policies including (but not limited to): 

  • Taking, Storing and Using Images of Children Policy 
  • Data Retention Policy 
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies 
  • Health and Safety Policy 
  • IT, Bring Your Own Device and Acceptable Use Policies 


For ease of reference and understanding, the Academy Trust has produced different Privacy Notices for the different categories of individuals it deals with. These can be accessed here.


All data subjects have certain rights under Data Protection Law, including a right to be given access to data held about them by a data controller. Other rights will be dependent on the nature of the information given and are more fully explained in the privacy notices below. 

If you have any concerns about the Academy’s handling of your personal data, please contact the Academy Trust’s Data Protection Officer ( You can also find details of your rights under Data Protection Law at: 

You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Postal Address: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, WILMSLOW, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Email/Chat: ICO Contact Page.

Photographs and Videos
At our school we are happy for parents and carers to take photographs and videos at school events for personal use only.  These should not be posted on social media.

Not all parents want images of their children to be shared online. There may be personal, religious or safeguarding reasons why not.  As a school, we respect the rights of children and their families to have privacy, we hope you will support us in doing so.