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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Website Statement

Website policy statements

Website Child Protection Policy

The School operates the following policy on its website regarding the use of photographs and content, to ensure the privacy and safety of pupils at the school:

1. Where pupils are named, only their first names are given unless permission is given by the parent for the family name to be included such as when a pupil receives an award or special achievement.

2. Where a photograph is used which shows a number of pupils, no names are displayed.

3. No private information about pupils is ever published on the website

By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the website cannot link images of pupils to names of pupils. When choosing photographs for the website, the school is mindful of the way pupils may appear in them, and will not include images which are in any way inappropriate, such as close-up portrait shots of individual pupils.

Also, please note that if pupils - or parents - send email messages to school, using the Contact Us email form, any personal details, including the email address are removed before being added to our message board. Finally, although it's lovely to receive messages, we hope pupils will not be offended, but any emails to individual staff cannot be replied to.

Weblinks statement

Our school website includes links to external sites and free online materials. Such resources are owned by their respective copyrights and we do not lay claim to any material externally produced. Nor do we have responsibility for content on linked sites. These links are checked regularly for appropriateness and continuity. If you find any materials which concern you, please inform us immediately. Should the owner of externally produced material object to a link, the link will be removed immediately.

Cookies statement.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information temporarily stored on your computer's hard drive or memory. For visitors who register using the logon form registration form under Home, the website will retain your logon username, password and email address. It is not necessary to register as our website pages are public access. Otherwise, the cookies we use do not contain personally identifiable information and are only used to improve your experience when browsing our website by indicating to visitors which pages have been viewed.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookie by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and the cookies we create don't store any information that could personally identify you.

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. Our school is not responsible for the cookies or privacy statements or other content on external websites which may be accessed by the links from within our school site.

Use of your Personal Information

Our school website does not sell, or otherwise provide, any user information to third parties.


If you require a paper copy of any information given on this website, please contact the school and we will send a copy free of charge.