Privacy Notice

London Borough of Islington will handle the information you have provided in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. Any personal information you give us is held securely and will be used only for council purposes. The 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 following legal bases under GDPR therefore apply:

  • Article 6(1)(e) - the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
  • Article 9(2)(g) - processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject N/A Personal information including NI Number and date of birth of parents is used for the purposes of determining eligibility for a two-year old childcare placement. This information is also used for checking eligibility for free school meals.

Once the national free school meals eligibility is established, this data will be used to determine their child’s eligibility for the school uniform grant and the year 12 bursary.

Parents of Islington-resident children eligible for the school uniform grant are informed during the summer term that they may be eligible and if eligible will be sent a cheque in July. This is only applicable to new year 7 pupils.

For Islington-resident students eligible for the Year 12 bursary, their parent’s personal information including NI Number and date of birth is used to determine the student’s eligibility. The setting is notified of the student’s eligibility so that the it can administer the payment.

The local authority uses the Department for Education’s ECS database to determine the eligibility of parents. The ECS database communicates with the DWP and returns a response back to the local authority on whether the parent is eligible or not.

N/A We will share your information with the following agencies: - Children Centres - Schools Your data will not be transferred to servers outside the EEA.
This information will be retained for a period of seven years after a student of a parent has left their educational provision, for auditing and fraud purposes. N/A The council’s Data Protection Officer is Leila Ridley. You can contact her using the details below:

Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer 4th floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way London N7 7EP

Or by email at

If you have been dissatisfied with the service you have been provided and have exhausted the council’s corporate complaints process, you can refer any complaints to: Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs (HMRC). Their contact details are provided below:

Tax Credit General Enquiries – 0345 300 3900

HMRC Priority Line – 0345 300 3944