Independent Appeals Service - School appeals

Privacy Notice

Hampshire County Council collects information about you in order to provide you with the Independent Appeals Service for Schools.

We will use the information to organise appeals for all community schools within Hampshire and some own admission authority schools in line with the Council’s statutory obligations.

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) requires the County Council to have a lawful basis for processing your personal data. The legal basis for our use of this information is contained in Article 6(1)(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. The authority invested in the Council as the data controller is contained within the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, School Admissions (Appeal Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012, School Admissions Code 2021 and School Admission Appeals Code 2022.

You are legally obliged to provide relevant personal information for processing your appeal. If you decline to provide relevant personal information the Independent Appeals Service for Schools will not be able to process your appeal.

We may share your personal information (but only the minimum amount of information necessary to do the above and only where it is lawful to do so) with the following:

  • within the Council (including other admission authorities, central government departments, law enforcement agencies, statutory and judicial bodies and independent appeal panels); and
  • third party supplier of our appeals management software. You will need to register for this system using an email address to create a password protected account. You will then be asked to provide relevant personal information about you and your child in relation to the school appeal.

We will keep your personal information for up to seven years following the date of appeal.

Further information

The above information is the specific privacy notice for this service. For more information about your rights in relation to your personal data, see the County Council’s general privacy notice.

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. See our Data Protection page for further details.

You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer by email [email protected].

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office.