Parent Consent Form

Using Photographic Images of Children – Consent Form

To: Name of Parent or Guardian__________________________________________

Child’s name____________________________________________________________

Sometimes we take photographs of children either at the school or when they are involved in organised activities away from the school site. We may use the pictures in school publications, such as the prospectus, and on our website. We may also make video or webcam recordings for use by the school. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your permission to photograph or make any recordings of your child.

Occasionally, the school may be visited by the news media (usually local newspapers) to take photographs or film of an event at the school. Pupils will often appear in these images, which will be published in local newspapers or even broadcast on television.

More details of the school’s policy on photography are set out overleaf. If your child is old enough to express their own view, we would encourage you to discuss the matter with them.

Please answer questions 1 and 2 below, then sign and date the form where shown and return it to the school as soon as possible.

1.     May we take photographs of your child and use them (unidentified by their full name):

  • in school publications;
  • on the school’s website/ Platform page;
  • on video or webcam?

Please note that websites can be viewed throughout the world and not just in the United Kingdom, where UK law applies.

Please circle your answer:             Yes / No

  1. Do you consent to your child being photographed by local newspapers and other news media, on the basis that their full names will be published along with the picture?

Please note that:

(a)                                               newspapers will be asked to avoid using the child’s name if their image is put on the newspaper’s own website;

(b)                                               this consent will also be taken to apply to television images, provided that your child is not named except with your specific agreement.

Please circle your answer:             Yes / No

Declaration: I have read and understood the school’s policy overleaf. My decision on whether to give consent will remain valid throughout my child’s time at the school, unless I notify the school to the contrary in writing. I promise that if I, or members of my family, take photographs or video recordings at a school event, these will be kept for family use only.

Signed: _______________________________________________  (Parent/Guardian)