February 2020

Unclaimed Exam Certificates

Withernsea High School has today announced a final opportunity for former students to collect their exam certificates.

Over 300 certificates, some dating back to the 1980s and 90s, have remained securely stored in the school’s examinations centre for a number of years.

A previous push for collections in 2013 saw over 75 certificates reunited with their owners.

Now, in order to comply with contemporary GDPR procedures, any historic data which exceeds the school’s data retention policies will be destroyed after Friday, 20th March 2020. This will include ALL certificates issued before 2010.

Students who have left the school in more recent years are encouraged to get in touch and claim any certificates that they have not yet collected.

Examinations Officer Michele Daniel commented: ‘Annually, we receive a number of calls from former students requesting their certificates and we are happy to have reunited a large number of them with their rightful owners. I encourage anyone who believes that the school still holds their certificates to contact us. In some cases, this can save on the cost of ordering replacement copies from exam boards.’

Please note, due to data protection regulations, we are unable to publish a list of names online. However, if you believe the school have your certificates, you are welcome to contact Mrs M Daniel (Examinations Officer) or Miss M Crawforth (Assessment Clerk) via email at danielm@wscampus.net or crawforthm@wscampus.net respectively.

Alternatively, you may contact Mrs Daniel by phone via the school switchboard on 01964 613133.