Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

All contact information is collected and appears in our central email system and remains stored in our database system for future contact.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Your data is only shared within the organisation and never shared with third party and information is checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This notice contains the key information about how and why we collect your personal information and what we do with that information. Personal information is
information that identifies you and relates to you. For example, information about your family circumstances, your financial information and photographs of you.
We strongly recommend reading the full version of our parent privacy notice which is published on the School’s website. You can also obtain a copy of the full privacy notice by contacting the School at, Barbara Speake Schools for Performing Arts, East Acton Lane, London, W3 7EG and 0208743 1306.
The full version includes additional points, such as, the rights you have in your information
including what decisions you can make about your information, for how long the School retains your personal information and our legal bases for using your
personal information.

The School’s primary reason for using your personal information is to provide educational services to your child.
We set out below examples of the different ways in which we use your personal information and where that personal information comes from:
* we obtain information about you from admissions forms and from your child’s previous school. We may also get information from professionals such as
doctors and from local authorities;
* we will have information about any family circumstances which might affect your child’s welfare or happiness;
* we will process financial information about you in relation to the payment of fees. In some cases we get information about you from third parties such as credit
reference agencies or from your child’s previous school(s);
* we may take photographs or videos of you at School events to use on social media and on the School website. This is to show prospective parents and pupils
what we do here and to advertise the School. We may continue to use these photographs and videos after your child has left the School;
* we will send you information to keep you up to date with what is happening at the School. For example, by sending you information about events and activities
taking place (including fundraising events) and the School newsletter; and
* we will keep details of your address when your child leaves the School so we can send you the school’s newsletter and find out how your child is progressing.

In some situations we may need to share your information with third parties. For example: Updated 20th July 2018 2 in accordance with our legal obligations, we will share information with local authorities, the Independent Schools Inspectorate and the Department for
Education, for example, where we have any safeguarding concerns;
* if you have unpaid fees we may share information about this with other schools or educational establishments to which you intend to send your child; and on occasion, we may need to share information with the police, our legal advisors and our insurers.

You have the following rights regarding your information:
• rectification of information held;
• access to information held;
• deletion of information in certain circumstances;
• portability – the transfer of information to you or a third party;
• restriction of use of information; and
• the right to object to the use of information in certain circumstances.
These rights are explained in more detail in the full privacy notice, and the Finance Director can give you more information.
Finance Director is the person responsible at our School for managing how we look after personal information. She can answer any questions which you may have
about how we use your personal information.