Where the Home Office have clear evidence of criminal activity, including illegal immigration, limited data, including a pupil’s address and school details, may be requested from the Department for Education’s (DfE) National Pupil Database (NPD).
In such cases, the Home Office provide the DfE with the child’s name, gender, date of birth and address (including postcode). The DfE will match this data against the records held on the NPD and, if there is a clear match, they will provide the Home Office with information relating to those individuals.
This process, and the data shared, is fully documented in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office and DfE. A copy of this agreement is available in the Libraries of both Houses and is attached.