Unique Pupil Number (UPN)
In September each year the Department for Education (DfE) issues an Excel spreadsheet that creates Unique Pupil Numbers (UPNs) for new students for use during that academic year.
Medway schools can create their own UPNs from within SIMS. Independent schools will need to use the Unique Pupil Numbers spreadsheet on the DfE website.
S2S ULN replacement service
DfE are postponing the decommissioning of the ULN (Unique Learner Number) service provided via Schools 2 Schools (S2S) until 2019.
To ensure a smooth transition, there will be a period of parallel running with the Learning Records Service launching its new capability to process partial CTF files directly through the LRS organisation portal
Starting from September 2018 and over a six-month period, DfE will begin to invite selected schools to start acquiring ULNs for their pupils directly from the LRS portal. We expect the roll out to complete by March 2019.