Data Protection and GDPR

HCAT Data Protection Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about:-

How cookies are used on this website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics & Vimeo set the following cookies:

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.

Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.

Further information about the cookies we use:

'At Dorchester, things are always fair'...

Pupil's comments

'We get the opportunity to make new friends'...

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'Everyone is friendly and it’s a happy place'...

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'We love dinner times – the dinner ladies make lovely food'...

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'We like the teachers because they are really kind, smart, fair and helpful. They inspire us every day'...

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'Every single person in the school is really friendly'...

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'We learn something new every day and it’s really exciting and fun'...

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'I like it when Mr Mills comes and says “Hello” '...

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'Teachers make lessons fun'...

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'I like how the teachers are very nice. Dorchester is special to me'...

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'I like it when we are learning new things'...

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