National pupil database

Documents for researchers and third parties applying for data extracts from the national pupil database, ILR and HESA.

Information for researchers and third-party organisations applying for data extracts from the national pupil database (NPD), individualised learner record (ILR) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).


  1. DfE external data shares
  2. Data protection: how we share pupil and workforce data
  3. How to access Department for Education (DfE) data extracts
Published 21 November 2013
Last updated 25 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated collection link - 'How to access department for education (DfE) data extracts'.
  2. Removed out of date guidance on data extracts.
  3. Added notice that from 1 May 2018 we are temporarily pausing applications for data extracts and will not process new applications.
  4. Added 'Data protection: how we collect and share research data'‎ and 'DfE external data shares' to the collection.
  5. Added a link to the 'National pupil database: apply for a data extract' guide.
  6. Request form, individual declaration form, schedule to agreement for supply of linked data, agreement for supply of linked data and HESA and ILR data tables published.
  7. First published.