Freedom of Information & Data Protection

Leeds Conservatoire is part of the Luminate Education Group

The Freedom of Information Act gives the public a general right of access to information held by Luminate Education Group (and other public authorities).

The group is obliged to respond in writing within 20 working days to specific requests from any individual. You can expect the group, in its response, to: state whether it holds information of the type requested, and, if so, then, subject to certain exemptions (including Data Protection principles), communicate it to you.

You may make a request for information regarding Luminate Education Group in writing to:

Melanie Halstead
Director of Governance
t: 0113 235 4498

The Model Publication Scheme provides a list of the information routinely published by educational institutions which the ICO expects them to make available unless:

  • They do not hold the information
  • The information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute
  • The information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or, it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release

The Model Publication Scheme and definition document can be downloaded by following the links from

Information to be made available by the group

The information the group routinely publish falls into the following categories – these have been determined by the ICO:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers
  • The services we offer

Charges for information

The group may make a reasonable charge for information which is not available on its website. Where a charge is to be made this will be notified in advance.

Data protection subject access requests

Staff, students and other users of the conservatoire have the right to access any personal data that is held about them in any form.
Requests for access to personal information to be supplied under the Data Protection Act may be made by contacting or by writing to the address above. An applicant may only request information relating to themself. The conservatoire is obliged to respond to Subject Access Requests within one month.

Consent Procedure

Data Protection Policy

Privacy Procedure

Data Records Retention Management 2022

Staff Privacy Notice

Student Privacy Notice

Subject Access Request

Subject Access Request Procedure

Subject Consent Withdrawl Form



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