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Pupils: Personal Records

Question for Department for Education

UIN 57724, tabled on 14 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications to extract information from the National Pupil Database were approved in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

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 National Pupil Database that were approved in each of the last five years including both the Department and external requests are:

Year

Number of cases approved

2012

188

2013

294

2014

312

2015

320

2016 (up to 15th Dec)

250

Note: Calendar year is the year that the application was fully processed and data provided to the recipient. Some cases approved each year will reflect initial applications made late in the previous year.