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Services for the Education Sector

We act as Data Protection Officer for hundreds of schools. We use our experience and expertise to support our schools to meet legal obligations.

Our information audit benchmarks your compliance level. Our GDPR framework provides documentation to evidence your compliance. Together we can help you succeed.

Our CPD accredited GDPR Basics training ensures your staff understand their responsibilities. It is free if you subscribe to our Data Protection Officer service, or available as a pay as you go service. We can also provide training for a wide range of other data protection topics. Please see our training page for more information.

We are proud that our services are the most comprehensive and best value for money. Many providers offer compliance audits, training and documentation. We go one step further and offer a level of support unmatched by others. For example, we will complete subject access requests and provide a library of DPIAs.

Please feel free to use our Self Assessment tool for Schools.


Let us provide you with support to meet your data protection obligations. Our award- winning service costs £1500 per year. Discounts apply to schools in a MAT or formal partnership. Please see our service brochure for full details.

Services we offer for Schools

Data Protection Officer (DPO) Service

Service includes:

Advice & Guidance (phone/ e-mail service)

Statutory Request Fulfilment

ICO Complaints Fulfilment

Data Protection Officer Role

Annual Audit

GDPR Basics Virtual Training

Annual Fee. Costs reduce if you buy the service along with other schools in a Consortium or MAT. Contact us for details

Lite Support Service

8 hours Advice & Guidance (phone/ e-mail services)

GDPR Basics Virtual Training

Annual Fee

Statutory Request Fulfillment

Completion of Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulation and Subject Access Requests

ICO Complaint Fulfilment

Preparation of responses to ICO complaints.

Virtual Training

A range of CPD Accredited virtual training courses, delivered by a qualified practitioner on a range of data protection topics.

Training Videos

Choose from a range of modules including Data Protection Roles & Responsibilities, FOI & EIR Request Handling, Subject Access Request Handling, Data Protection Impact Assessments, Record of Processing Activity, Technology & Data Protection, Working from Home

Data Compliance Audit

Online Data Compliance Audit gathering findings from pre-audit questionnaire, employee interviews and presenting recommendations for a compliance action plan (includes compliance templates training).

Consultancy (per hour)

Targeted support on information governance areas of specific concern (travel to sites will be chargeable time)

Bespoke Training

(½ Day)

CPD Accredited training courses relating to data protection subject matter such as the Data Protection Officer Role, Statutory request handling, GDPR Records of Processing, Data Protection Impact Assessments etc., built to meet your specific needs.

Information Governance Advice & Guidance:

Telephone and email advice on information law compliance, information governance best practice including support with statutory requests.  

IGS Framework (Compliance Evidence Templates)

Document templates to be used as evidence of compliance for regulators and auditors, containing over 60 documents, most documents are pre-populated to help assure your compliance and reduce your workload.
Free with an Audit. £200 per school if buying a training

Here is some feedback we have received from Schools:

"The audit was very useful. Everything was explained with patience and knowledge. The atmosphere of the meeting was relaxed, purposeful and informative."


“I initially found GDPR rather overwhelming as I really didn't understand it. The team at IGS have been amazing with their telephone support and online resources.  I am proud to say that we now meet the required standards.”


“Understand difficulties faced in dealing with GDPR in a small school where one person is handling multiple roles. Always letting us know you are on the end of the phone for support.”


“Gave helpful advice and clear guidance on how to improve.”


“Checked the information sent through prior to the meeting and set expectations at the beginning on the meeting.  Friendly and approachable, advising how to correct any areas that need to”


“The entire DPO service is great.  All staff are so helpful and knowledgeable.”


“Very supportive service, up to date information always available on the Essex Schools Infolink.”