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School admissions terms and conditions

Before you submit your application please read our Guide to primary schools or Guide to secondary schools.

Information supplied on your application will be used for registered purposes under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data Protection

Harrow Council is a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the ‘DPA’). This means that we have a duty to protect your personal information and to process it in compliance with the DPA. Therefore when you apply for a school place we will only use the information you supply to us for specified purpose and we will only share it with others where the DPA allows us to do so.

We will enter any information you provide to us into a computerised database. We may also hold manual files.

The specified purposes are:

  • To administer the admissions process
  • To prevent or detect fraud or crime
  • To ensure the safety of any child
  • For the exercise of out statutory functions

The people with whom we may share the information are:

  • Schools
  • Other local authorities
  • Any organisation with powers to investigate allegations of fraud, crime or child protection and safeguarding issues
  • Other council departments
  • Central Government, such as the Department for Education
  • Other public bodies as appropriate where permitted or required by law

For additional information on Data Protection please see the privacy notice for education services.