Who are we?

Archbishop Holgate’s School is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4 (7) of GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed. We have a responsibility to you and your personal data and will only collect and use this in ways which are compliant with data protection legislation.

What personal data do we collect?

By default, our website does not collect any personal data from users.

Contact forms

We use contact forms on our website for general inquiries and feedback. We require a users name and email address to be able to send a message using these contact forms. No information submitted through the contact forms on our website is tracked or saved to a database.


Cookies in use on our website fall into three main categories:

  • Tracking Cookies – used to monitor the activity on our website.
  • Third Party Services – add additional functionality to our website.
  • Necessary Cookies – essential for our website to function properly.
Cookies Type Expires
1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID Google Tracking cookies From one month to two years
utmx, utmxx, ga, gid Google Analytics cookies One day
fusionredux_current_tab, privacy_embeds, wordpress_test_cookie,
wordpress_logged_in, Wordpress_sec, wpSGCacheBypass
Necessary cookies From one day to one week

You can update your cookie preferences below.

Embedded content

Our website features embedded YouTube videos and a Google Maps element. You can choose whether you agree to display this content using the cookie preferences above.

For more information, please see cookies used by Google: policies.google.com/technologies/types

We use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display images and videos, these requests make your IP address visible to Twitter. The Tweets displayed in the Twitter feed include the ability to Reply, Share, or Like the Tweet directly on our website. If you choose to interact with these functions then you will make a connection to Twitter.com, who may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Twitter account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as ‘liking’ a Tweet), if you are logged in to Twitter.

For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy: twitter.com/en/privacy#update


We use Google Analytics to monitor the activity on our website to improve its usability and performance. This allows us to see how users move around our site and what devices and operating systems they use. Google Analytics does not store any personally identifiable information. You can choose whether you agree to allow Google Analytics to function on our website using the cookie preferences above.

For more information please see Google’s privacy policy: policies.google.com/privacy

Contact information

We have appointed Veritau Ltd to be our Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to ensure that the school is compliant with GDPR and to oversee data protection procedures. Veritau’s contact details are:

Matt North
Information Governance
Veritau Ltd
County Hall
Racecourse Lane
Call: 01609 532526
Email: schoolsDPO@veritau.co.uk

Policies and documents

Parent and Pupil Privacy Notice
Pathfinder Staff Privacy Notice