Guide for schools and local authorities on unique pupil numbers (UPNs) and a tool for generating them.
PDF, 388KB, 19 pages
MS Excel Spreadsheet, 649KB
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The unique pupil number (UPN) is a 13-character code that identifies each pupil in the local-authority-maintained school system.
The guide is for schools and local authorities, and provides information on UPNs, including:
- guidelines on maintaining UPNs
- data protection
- how to generate UPNs
The spreadsheet is a tool for generating UPNs.
Published: 13 September 2013
Updated: 23 August 2017
- Updated the UPN (unique pupil number) generator.
- Updated the UPN (unique pupil number) generator for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
- Updated UPN generator for 2014 to 2015 academic year.
- First published.
From: Department for Education