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FOI, Privacy Notice, Complaints & Charging Policy

Charging

Our full charging and remissions policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

Harris Westminster Sixth Form provides a free education for students of all abilities. However, the Governors of the Academy reserve the right to charge in the following circumstances:

For examination fees when a request is made for accreditation in a subject that is not a normal part of the student’s Academy programme
When a request is made for a different form of accreditation to that advised by the Sixth Form
When a request is made to be entered for an examination against the advice of the Sixth Form
When a student is entered for an examination but fails to sit it, unless the reason is acceptable to the Principal and Chairman of Governors
For the costs of board and lodging on residential trips
For the costs of activities not required by the syllabus and taking place, wholly or partly, outside school hours
For the costs of tuition in the playing of a musical instrument
For the costs of breakages or losses caused by students

Parents can request paper copies of any information provided on the website free of charge. Please contact the school for this to be arranged.

Complaints

Our full complaints policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

If you are unhappy or have concerns about the Sixth Form or a person associated with the Sixth Form then you may wish to make a complaint. In the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Principal Mr James Handscombe. If your complaint is about the Principal then please contact the Chair of Governors via the Clerk to the Governors:

Ms O'Donnell
E-mail: f.odonnell2@harriswestminstersixthform.org.uk
Telephone: 0203 772 4555

Privacy Notice


Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the Federation and its Academies use any personal data about its students.  We, the Harris Federation, comply with this right by providing Privacy Notices to parents/carers and students, as appropriate, where we are processing their personal data.

Harris Federation is the Data Controller for the purposes of data protection law and therefore will determine the purposes for which personal data is processed (the ‘why’ and the ‘how’).  Your Academy and authorised 3rd parties, e.g. ParentPay, process and ‘use’ data on behalf of the Federation and are therefore Data Processors.

We collect and use personal data about the students who attend our Academies, in order to provide an outstanding education.  This personal data includes identifiers such as name, address and contact details of parents/carers, characteristics such as ethnic group, nationality and language, attendance information, test results, medical conditions, and special educational needs information.

This data is used for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Support student learning.
  • Protect student welfare.
  • Monitor and report on student progress.
  • Contact students and parent/carers when we need to.
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care.
  • Assess the quality of the services we provide.
  • Administer admissions waiting lists.

The Federation and its Academies will ensure that all personal data is processed fairly and lawfully, is accurate, is kept secure and is retained for no longer than is necessary.  We do not share personal information about our students with any third party without consent, unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.  For example we are required to pass on some data to the Department of Education (DfE).

See our Privacy notices below to learn how we collect, use, protect and share the personal information about our students.

If you have any question, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned the Privacy Notice(s), please contact the Federation’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), details below:

Data Protection Officer                                                                                                                                  Harris Federation                                                                                                                                             4th Floor Norfolk House                                                                                                                                  Wellesley Road, Croydon                                                                                                                                       CR0 1LH                                                                                                                  Email: dpo@harrisfederation.org.uk                                                                                                                      Tel: 0208 253 7777

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Federation’s work. 

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Harris Federation of South London Schools has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the Federation will make public as a matter of routine.

If the information you are looking for is not available on our Publication Scheme which can be found further down the page, you can make a request for the information you require in writing, please make sure you read our charging policy for information about cost you may be liable for.

Yours sincerely

Sir Dan Moynihan
Chief Executive Officer
 

Funding

The Academy is part of the Harris Federation for which the Funding Agreement may be seen here. The Academies own Supplementary Agreement can be found below.