Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices.

This policy applies between you, the user of this website, and Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery, the owner and provider of this website. This policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of the website and any requests you make using this website.

1. Data Capture

The following data may be collected when you browse this website or complete any of the website’s contact forms (Prospectus Request, Contact, Event Booking, Visit Us and Toddler Time forms):

· Your name

· Your address

· Your email address

· Your contact telephone number(s)

· Your child(s) name(s)

· Your child(s) date of birth(s)

· Your child(s) gender(s)

We may collect information about your computer and browsing actions and patterns including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this website, and the site you exit to, and cookie information, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2. Use of Data and Duration of Data Storage

Any personal data you submit will be retained securely by Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery. The personal data collected is processed by staff who work at Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery. Such staff may be engaged in the fulfilment of your information requests in accordance with the School’s admissions process and to inform you of relevant school information. This may include email, phone and postal correspondence.

Any personal data you submit via the online forms will be stored for up to 8 years after you make your enquiry. If the child subsequently attends the School, it may be kept for up to 25 years from the pupils date of birth.

Personal data will be deleted before this time if any of the following occurs:

1. You confirm you are no longer interested in the school. You will no longer be contacted by the school but your personal data will be kept on file for a maximum of 1 year after the time in which you confirm you are no longer interested.

2. The child or children in which you have enquired about go on to join the school. Our Parent Privacy Notice will then become applicable and can be obtained from the School Office and on our School Website (please click here).

Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.


Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery may set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive and often contains an anonymous unique identifier and is accessible only by the website that placed it there, not any other sites.

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept cookies, however you may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use the website. The ‘Help’ menu of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed or how to delete existing cookies from your hard drive visit the following website:

Third Party Websites and Services

Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include search engine facilities and online advertising and marketing. The providers of such services may have access to computer and browsing actions and patterns provided by users of this website. Any data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this policy and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.


Data security is of great importance to Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected online. This includes SSL certification.

In the interest of privacy for our parents and pupils, full names of children are not included alongside their image on this website. Images are not permitted to be downloaded or replicated in any form without prior consent. For the security of our pupils and staff we have disabled the “Right mouse click” function on images throughout the website.

Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal data. Please contact the School Office to request a copy.

You may need to modify or update your data if your circumstances change. Additional data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time. Please contact to change your marketing preferences.

Right to be Forgotten

You may at any time decide to exercise your Right to be Forgotten. This is where you can have all your data permanently removed from our website and database. To do this, please contact

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy, please contact us in either of the following ways: or by telephone: 01483 563160.