Parent and Child Links
Parent and child fields link relevant open and closed records together, for state maintained schools. Records will be linked together when a) two or more schools are amalgamating to form a new school (e.g. Infant and Junior to a Primary) or b) where a school has closed and another opened in its place. The relevant parent or child school is identified by the appropriate 6 digit Unique Reference Number (URN). The closed school (or schools) becomes the 'parent' part of the link; the open school (or schools) becomes the child.
Any queries of Parent and Child links in the Independent schools sector need to be directed to the Independent Education and Boarding Team with the DfE on 01325 391179
Percentage of Pupils Receiving FSMNumber of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals expressed as a percentage of all pupils. Includes pupils who have full time attendance and are aged 15 or under, or who have part time attendance and are aged between 5 and 15.
Playing for Success Centers
Category: Type of Establishment. Through Playing for Success, the DfE is establishing out of school hours study support canters within top sports' clubs grounds and venues. The centers use the environment and medium of sport to help motivate pupils identified by their schools, as being in need of a boost to help them get back up to speed in literacy and Information Communication Technology.
Category: Phase of Education. Full time education suitable to the requirements of junior pupils who have not attained the age of 10 yrs and 6 months.
Pupil Referral Unit
Category: Type of Establishment. A Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is established and maintained by a local authority which is specially organised to provide education for children who are excluded, sick or otherwise unable to attend mainstream school and is not a special or other type of school