Privacy Notice, Legal and Regulatory

Magdalen College School is a Registered Charity (no. 295785) whose registered offices are at Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ (Registered company 2106661).

Privacy Notice

The School's Privacy Notice is available for download in full here


Founded in 1480, Magdalen College School is a selective day school for pupils aged 7-18. Shaped by its Christian Collegiate foundation and links with the university city of which it is part, it aims to inspire in all its pupils a desire to learn, flourish and serve both now, in their time at school, and in the future.

This notice covers the activities of Magdalen College School, including the Waynflete Office (which includes fundraising activities and alumni relations), the Parents’ Association, and the OFA (Oxford Festival of the Arts, run by the school and including outreach projects) . For the purposes of relevant legislation, the school is the data controller for all areas of activity covered in this notice.

This notice has regard to Data Protection Legislation, including General Data Protection Legislation from May 25 2018. Guidance on GDPR from the Information Commissioner’s Office can be found here


This policy is intended to provide information about how the school will use (or "process") personal data about individuals including: its staff; its current, past and prospective pupils; and their parents, carers or guardians (referred to in this policy as "parents").

This information is provided because Data Protection Law gives individuals rights to understand how their data is used. Staff, parents and pupils are all encouraged to read this Privacy Notice and understand the school’s obligations to its entire community.


Responsibility for data protection lies with the Bursar who is the Data Protection Lead, who will deal with all your requests and enquiries concerning the school’s uses of your personal data and endeavour to ensure that all personal data is processed in compliance with the School's policy and Data Protection Law.

Any comments or queries on this policy should be directed to

Formal written requests referred to in this policy should be addressed to

The Bursar
Magdalen College School

If an individual believes that the school has not complied with this policy or acted otherwise than in accordance with Data Protection Law, they should utilise the school complaints procedure and should also notify the Bursar. You can also make a referral to or lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), although the ICO recommends that steps are taken to resolve the matter with the school before involving the regulator.