Privacy Policy

We take privacy seriously

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 Sherborne House School, 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.

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 or Visit Us 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.

Use of Data and Duration of Data Storage

Any personal data you submit will be retained securely by Sherborne House School. The personal data collected is processed by staff who work at Sherborne House School. 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 up until the age of the child in which your enquiry relates to exceeds the school’s age (11 years).

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

You confirm you are no longer interested in the school. You will no longer be contacted but your personal data will be kept on file for a maximum of 2 years after the time in which you confirm you are no longer interested

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.


Sherborne House School 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

Sherborne House School 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 Sherborne House School 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 Sherborne House School 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 email 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 email 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 on +44 (0) 23 80 252440.

We have placed cookies (small text files) on your device to make this website better.

These pieces of information are used to improve the functionality of our website or to enhance services for you.

Necessary cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Non-essential cookies

We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the user experience. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

Cookie Name Purpose
_ga, _gid, _gtag Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This helps us to improve the website for users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Google’s privacy policy

NID Google ReCaptcha Google ReCaptcha stores a cookie to help detect whether the user is a robot or not.
cookieBar Cookie Bar A cookie is stored to know if the user has accepted cookies on the website. This stops the cookie bar from displaying on each page.

Third party cookies

We may embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings.

Changing your browser settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on these browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit


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