UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER
A Unique Pupil Number (UPN) is allocated to each child in an English state school. It is an identifier for use in the educational context during a child's school career only and subject to Data Protection restrictions.
UK Government Data Standards Catalogue (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 01.01.02. GDSC:
UK Government Data Standards Catalogue
|Data Element||Unique Pupil Number|
|Is Part Of||
|Date Agreed||1 January 2002|
|Name||Unique Pupil Number|
|Description||A Unique Pupil Number (UPN) is allocated to each child in an English state school. It is an identifier for use in the educational context during a child's school career only and subject to Data Protection restrictions.|
|Business Format||13 characters|
|Element Type||Data Item|
1. The check letter at position 1 is found by calculating the modulo 23 sum of digit position over the 12 numeric digits.
2. The position of the first numeric digit in the calculation is 2.
3. The resulting value is replaced by a letter of the alphabet following the rule:
4. 0 - >A, 1 - >B, .........22 - >Z.
5. I, O, and S are not used.
The components of the 12 digit number are, from left to right:
A government allocated Local Authority Number (3 digits).
A School Number (4 digits).
The last 2 digits of an academic year (3 random digits).
No useful information can be derived from these components, but they may be used for validation.
|Owner||Department for Education & Skills|
|Based On||Department for Education & Skills|
Agreed addition to catalogue by GPG 7 May 2002
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBERS|