Who are we?

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust is a data controller as defined by the UK GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which your personal data is processed and the manner of the processing. We will only collect and use your personal data in ways that are compliant with data protection legislation.

What personal data do we collect?

By default, our website does not collect any personal data from users.

Contact forms

We use contact forms on our website for general inquiries and feedback. We require a users name and email address to be able to send a message using these contact forms. No information submitted through the contact forms is tracked or saved to a database on our website.


When you visit our website we place a small file on your electronic device (computer, phone or tablet etc) – this file is called a ‘Cookie’. This is a common practice that most websites that you visit will use. When you use our website you agree that we can put these cookies on your device. We do not use Cookies that monitor other websites that you have visited (these are known as Privacy Intrusive Cookies).

Cookies in use on our website fall into three main categories:

  • Tracking Cookies – used to monitor the activity on our website.
  • Third Party Services – add additional functionality to our website.
  • Necessary Cookies – essential for our website to function properly.
Cookies Type Expires
1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID Google Tracking cookies From one month to two years
utmx, utmxx, ga, gid Google Analytics cookies One day
fusionredux_current_tab, privacy_embeds, wordpress_test_cookie,
wordpress_logged_in, Wordpress_sec, wpSGCacheBypass
Necessary cookies From one day to one week

You can update your cookie preferences below.

Embedded content

Our website features embedded YouTube videos and a Google Maps element. You can choose whether you agree to display this content using the cookie preferences above.

For more information, please see cookies used by Google: policies.google.com/technologies/types

We use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display images and videos, these requests make your IP address visible to Twitter. The Tweets displayed in the Twitter feed include the ability to Reply, Share, or Like the Tweet directly on our website. If you choose to interact with these functions then you will make a connection to Twitter.com, who may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Twitter account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as ‘liking’ a Tweet), if you are logged in to Twitter.

For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy: twitter.com/en/privacy#update


We use Google Analytics to monitor the activity on our website to improve its usability and performance. This allows us to see how users move around our site and what devices and operating systems they use. Google Analytics does not store any personally identifiable information. You can choose whether you agree to allow Google Analytics to function on our website using the cookie preferences above.

For more information please see Google’s privacy policy: policies.google.com/privacy


Any information on our website, including but not limited to graphics, design, text and images are subject to Copyright which belongs to the Trust or a third party that has given permission for the Trust to use this information. The Trust grants permission to electronically copy, print to hard copy, or transfer such material so long as it is for school business only.

Disclaimer and external links

The Trust makes every effort to ensure the content on this website is correct and factual. The Trust accepts no liability for any inconvenience or loss caused by reliance on any information contained on this website.

The Trust makes every effort to ensure links to external websites are secure. The Trust accepts no liability for the privacy practices of those external websites.

Contact information

The Trust has appointed Veritau Ltd as its Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to monitor our compliance with the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and advise on data protection issues. If you would like to discuss this privacy policy or our use of your data, please contact Veritau or your child’s school. Veritau’s contact details are:

Schools Data Protection Officer
West Offices
Station Rise
North Yorkshire
Call: 01904 554025
Email: schoolsDPO@veritau.co.uk