PLUG is the PLASC/NPD Users’ Group, a resource aimed at extending and supporting the use of the National Pupil Database (NPD), which matches information collected through the Pupil Level Annual Schools Census (PLASC) to other data sources such as Key Stage attainment.

The main activities of the group are workshops (see past presentations) and the provision of common support documentation.

The Users' Group is funded by the Department for Education, the owners and managers of the data and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The Users' Group is run by Rebecca Allen, Reader in Economics of Education at the Institute of Education, and George Leckie, Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling. The group was set up and previously run by Simon Burgess, Director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) and  Harvey Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling.

Information on how to access the NPD data.

Access the National Pupil Database wiki, which provides guidance on the NPD data.


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