Privacy and Cookies

This notice sets out a clear explanation of Guildford High School’s website data processing practices and how we safeguard your personal information. It explains what data we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it.

We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Any data you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulations.

For more information on how we process data, please download our full Privacy Policy below.

Privacy Policy


Within this notice, whenever you see the words ‘we,’ ‘us’ or ‘our’, it refers to Guildford High School and our website address:

The proprietor of Guildford High School is United Church Schools Trust (UCST). UCST is the data controller for personal data held by the school. UCST’s Data Protection Officer is Alison Hussain. She can be contacted on [email protected].

We may make changes to this notice from time to time. If we do so, we will post the changes on this web page and they will apply from the time we post them.


When visitors complete a form on our website we only collect the data shown in the form along with the time and date the form was submitted to us. The data collected in those forms will only be used in accordance with the transparency notice attached to the form.


We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We would also like to set optional analytical cookies to help us improve the website. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them.

We use two types of cookie on this website. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish by managing your cookie settings below.

Necessary cookies

These cookies do things like keep the website secure and accessible. They always need to be on. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions and is not recommended.

Analytical cookies

We would like to use Google Analytics and Hotjar cookies to help us to improve our website. These cookies store anonymised information about how you use our website, such as how you got to the website, the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page. 

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We will only use Google Analytics with your consent. 

For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics please visit

Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.”

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We may place links to other websites on, for example a link to a charity website in one of our news articles or links to the School Calendar (SOCS Calendar) or Sports Fixtures (SOCS Sports). These links take you to a third-party website that may set cookies and, if so, will have their own cookie policy and banner linking to it.

This website also includes embedded content from third-party websites: Vimeo, YouTube and Twitter. This allows you to view the content on our website without needing to be redirected to the third-party website. An example of this would be watching a video in one of our news articles or reading our Twitter feed on our homepage. We do not collect cookies for this embedded content however, embedded content from these third-party websites behaves in the same way as if you have visited them. These third-party websites may use cookies and track and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. Please see below for the individual cookie and privacy policies of the third-party websites.


YouTube (Google):


To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, including but not limited to web-documents, graphics, software programming and its content, is protected by copyright law, trademark law, international treaties and the laws applied to the protection hereof. All content, logos, html code, graphics, web-document, software used to generate webpages on are the sole property of United Church Schools Trust t/a Guildford High School and cannot be copied, adapted, published, licensed, distributed or otherwise reproduced in any manner whatsoever.


All website information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind,
and specifically disclaims all warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied (in fact or in law), including without limitation, any implied warranties, conditions or other terms of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the practices of this website, please contact our Data Protection Lead, Rosana Vilaplana, at [email protected]. UCST’s Data Protection Officer is Alison Hussain. She can be contacted on [email protected].