Hydesville Tower School processes “personal data” including “sensitive personal data” (such as medical information), for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the school.

We seek to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school, parents and pupils are fully complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school has a comprehensive policy covering data governance and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s office. Please address any enquiries to Miss Mills, the Headmaster’s PA.

All of our policies are listed below. If you have any difficulty downloading the policies we will be happy to provide you with a paper copy. Please contact Miss Mills for assistance.

The number of formal complaints received in the year 2014/15 is two.  One complaint resolved informally, the other was not upheld.

All School Policies

PolicyDownload Link
Acceptable Use of ICT for all Students PolicyDownload
Admissions PolicyDownload
Assessment PolicyDownload
Behaviour PolicyDownload
Careers Guidance PolicyDownload
Complaints Procedure PolicyDownload
Curriculum PolicyDownload
Data Protection PolicyDownload
Early Years PolicyDownload
English as an Additional Language PolicyDownload
Equality & Diversity PolicyDownload
First Aid PolicyDownload
Gifted, Talented and More Able PolicyDownload
Health & Safety PolicyDownload
PSHEE PolicyDownload
Pupil Supervision Policy - Prep SchoolDownload
Pupil Supervision Policy - Senior SchoolDownload
Safeguarding - Child Protection Policy Procedures including Allegations Against AdultsDownload
Safeguarding: Code of Coduct and Acceptable Use PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Drug and Alcohol Abuse PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Educational Visits PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Lost or Missing Children PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Online Safety PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Photographic Images and Filming PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Preventing Radicalisation PolicyDownload
Safeguarding - Risk Assessment - Welfare, Health and Safety PolicyDownload
Safeguarding: Use of mobile devices and cameras policyDownload
SEND PolicyDownload
Teaching and Learning PolicyDownload


Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.


CEOP Help support and advice centre

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Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.