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National pupil database

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

Read the ‘National pupil database: apply for a data extract’ guide before using the documents on this page. The guide explains when and how to use the documents.

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. National pupil database: user guide and supporting information

    • Guidance
  2. National pupil database: application forms

    • Form
  3. National pupil database: agreement and declaration forms

    • Form
  4. National pupil database: third-party requests

    • Transparency data