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Employment: Access to Records

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allow employers to access records of school achievements, exclusions and expulsions in respect of young people entering the job market. [HL3757]

The department owns the National Pupil Database which contains pupil and student characteristic information from the School Census, matched to attainment data at each key stage. Under the Education (Individual Pupil Information) (Prescribed Persons) (England) Regulations 2009, the department may provide individual pupil information to prescribed persons. Potential employers are not included in the list of prescribed persons, and the department does not provide a service to employers to access pupil records.