Using NPD data in EEF evaluations

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed the process for accessing data from the National Pupil Database (NPD). NPD data can now be accessed through the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, applications will continue to be submitted to the DfE, with data processing falling under DfE governance for the time being. Please use the latest guidance published on the DfE website to submit NPD applications. As the application form and guidance are being updated on an ongoing basis, the NPD team are advising that you email them on to request the latest versions before preparing an application.

Please note you will need ONS researcher accreditation in order to access data via the ONS. Please contact the ONS on if you require further information.