Guidance

National pupil database: user guide and supporting information

User guide for data extract requests for national pupil database, individualised learner record and Higher Education Statistics Agency.

Documents

NPD user guide

NPD data sources by year

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NPD data tables

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HESA data tables

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ILR data tables

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Key stage 2 example data

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Key stage 4 example data

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Key stage 5 example data

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National Pupil Database: data flows and data sharing

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Data Management Advisory Panel (DMAP): terms of reference

Details

From 1 May 2018 we are temporarily pausing applications for data extracts and will not process new applications. We are making changes to the approval process and will provide further information in June 2018. If you have an outstanding application you can email NPD.requests@education.gov.uk.

This user guide for data extract requests is for:

Use this guidance if you would like to:

  • request data
  • use extracts and tabulations of the data

‘Data Management Advisory Panel (DMAP): terms of reference’ explains the purpose of the DMAP.

Published 27 November 2013
Last updated 24 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added notice that from 1 May 2018 we are temporarily pausing applications for data extracts and will not process new applications.
  2. Updated 'NPD data tables' and 'NPD data sources by year' up to March 2018.
  3. Added 'Data Management Advisory Panel (DMAP): terms of reference'.
  4. Updated 'NPD data sources by year' and 'NPD data tables' with 2016 to 2017 data on pupil attainment, summer school census, term absence, and 2015 to 2016 exclusions data.
  5. Updated NPD data sources and NPD and HESA data tables to show data up to June 2017. Also updated the ILR data tables to show data up to April 2017.
  6. Updated NPD tables to include 2015 to 2016 updates for EYFSP and KS4 data items. Updated HESA tables to include changes for 2014 to 2015 data.
  7. Replaced 'National pupil data (NPD) sources by year', NPD data tables' and 'ILR data tables' with newer versions of the documents which correct the change in government department names.
  8. Added 'National pupil database: data flows and data sharing' document.
  9. Updated 'NPD data sources by year' and 'NPD data tables' to reflect the most recent NPD data releases.
  10. Updated the NPD user guide to reflect changes to the data request process.
  11. Updated 'NPD data sources by year' and 'NPD data tables' documents to reflect the most recent releases of NPD data.
  12. Updated 'NPD data sources by year' and 'NPD data tables' to reflect the most recent releases of NPD data.
  13. Revised NPD data sources by year, NPD data tables, HESA data tables and ILR data tables documents to reflect the most recent data.
  14. Updated NPD data tables and NPD data sources by year documents to reflect the latest data.
  15. 'NPD data tables', 'HESA data tables' and 'NPD data sources by year' updated to reflect most recent releases.
  16. Data tables from the individualised learner record (ILR) and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) published
  17. Removed spreadsheet detailing requests received for inclusion on a separate page.
  18. First published.