Last reviewed on 20 May 2019
School types: All · School phases: All
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Refer to these examples of CCTV policies from primary and secondary schools if you're reviewing your school's policy.

No requirement to have this policy

There's nothing that says you need a CCTV policy, although you may find it useful to have one if you want to keep people aware about how you'll use any CCTV systems.

Under the GDPR, you will need to include details of any CCTV usage in your privacy notices where relevant, but these are the only documents it must be mentioned in.

We've also included a section on it in our model data protection policy (you can find this in the link above), but that's not a requirement.

Examples from primary schools

Maintained school in Barking and Dagenham

Hunters Hall Primary School has a CCTV policy with sections on:

  • Location of cameras
  • Storage and retention of CCTV images
  • Access to CCTV images
  • Responsibilities of the headteacher

Download the policy from the school's website.

Independent school in Kent

Objectives of the system Maintenance Supervision