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DfE external data shares

Department for Education (DfE) approved data shares with external, third-party organisations.

Applies to England

Documents

DfE external data shares: September 2021

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DfE external data shares: September 2021

Details

DfE external organisation data shares’ includes:

  • classification of data - understanding the data we share
  • DfE external third-party data shares (approved by DSAP from May 2018 to end of September 2021)
  • regular DfE external third-party data shares supported by appropriate data sharing agreements as of September 2021
  • third-party requests for data from the national pupil database (approved prior to April 2018 where data is still held by the requestor as at 30 September 2021)
  • data shares with Home Office
  • data shares with police and criminal investigation authorities
  • data shares through court orders

From July 2021, DfE will also provide external access to data under Section 64, Chapter 5, of the Digital Economy Act 2017 as part of the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) programme. LEO projects approved under the Digital Economy Act are included in the UK Statistics Authority list of accredited projects.

Archive

The data in the archived documents may not match DfE’s internal data request records due to definitions or business rules changing following process improvements.

Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 9 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added DfE external data shares for September 2021. Data for April to June 2021 is available in the archived list.

  2. Added DfE external data shares for June 2021. Data for January to March 2021 is available in the archived list.

  3. Updated details' section to include information about the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) programme.

  4. Updated DfE external data shares for January to March 2021. Added data for October 2020 to December 2020 to the archived list.

  5. Updated DfE external data shares for October to December 2020. Added data for July 2020 to September 2020 to the archived list.

  6. Updated DfE external data shares document. Moved previous publications to archived context section.

  7. Updated DfE external data shares document. National pupil database requests now included within external data shares document. Previous publications moved to archived context section.

  8. Updated ‘National pupil database requests’ and ‘External data shares’ spreadsheets. Updated archived content list and dates in details section.

  9. Updated 'National pupil database third party requests' and 'External data shares' spreadsheets. Updated archived content list and dates in details section.

  10. Updated 'National pupil database third party requests' and 'External data shares' spreadsheets.

  11. Updated 'National pupil database third party requests' and 'External data shares' spreadsheets.

  12. Replaced all attachments with updated versions. Updated details section to reflect changes. Previous versions of this page can be found on the UK Government Web Archive.

  13. Added 'National pupil database third-party requests’ from October 2017 to April 2018. Updated external organisation data shares.

  14. Added updated versions of the 'National pupil database third-party requests' documents. Added sentence about archived document to bottom of details section.

  15. First published.