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.
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:
Number of cases approved
2016 (up to 15th Dec)
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.