Cookie Policy

Privacy and GDPR

The privacy of our stakeholders is important to us and the trust takes care to safeguard it.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to process personal data in a transparent manner.  Our privacy notices are designed to inform you:

  • How and why the trust uses your personal data
  • What your rights are under GDPR, and,
  • How to contact us so that you can exercise those rights.

Please visit our Trust website to view our privacy notices.

Web browser cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.  They are transferred to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a ‘device’) through your web browser.  They are stored on your device’s hard drive and contain a unique number, but no personal data.  Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site and a more tailored site experience to you.

Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it.  Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.  Similar technologies are also often used with emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked.  Most browsers allow you to choose whether cookies are used or not.  The ‘help’ portion of your browser’s toolbar will usually tell you how to configure your browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie.  However, by turning off cookies you may make the website less efficient and some services may not function properly.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make sure our website works effectively.  Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.  By monitoring visitors’ movement from page to page, we can ensure any choices you make and/or details you submit are ‘remembered’ as you navigate the site.  This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.  During the course of any visit to a Bradgate Education Partnership (known here as the ‘trust’) website – including all academies and subsidiaries of the trust – the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device.  If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on any website managed by the trust.  However, you can change your cookies settings at any time.

Cookies we use, including those set by add-ons:

Google Analytics Functional cookies This collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users’ needs.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  Google Analytics data and privacy information.  Opt our add-on for Google Analytics.
Google Analytics Targeting cookies We use Google Analytics Audience Demographics and Interest Reporting within Google Analytics to further our audience understanding so we can improve our content and user experience accordingly.  Opt out of Google’s personalised advertising.
YouTube Functional cookies YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud.  We embed some videos on our site from our official YouTube channels; when we do this, we aim to use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube will not set a cookie unless a user clicks to play the video.  YouTube cookies contain the count of views of embedded videos.  YouTube privacy enhanced mode information.
Twitter Functional cookies We use Twitter to display relevant feeds on our sites to enhance our content.  Twitter widget data such as page visit and browser information is held within the cookie.  Twitter also uses logged in status information and may tailor content to improve your experience.  Twitter privacy information and preference options.

Changes to our cookie statement

Any changes we may make to our cookie statement in the future will be posted on this page.


Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to, or write to:

Data Protection Officer
Bradgate Education Partnership
Trust Offices, Wreake Valley Academy
Parkstone Road