To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications to extract information from the National Pupil Database were refused in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
10 January 2017
Anyone requesting data from the National Pupil Database (NPD) must comply with strict confidentiality and security rules. Details of the data held in the NPD that is available for named bodies and third parties to request, guidelines for requesting data extracts, and details of external requests authorised are all available on gov.uk.
The applications to extract information from the NPD that were refused in each of the last five years including both the Department and external requests are:
Number of cases rejected
2016 (up to 15th Dec)