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Initial Teacher Training 2017/18 - School direct lead school

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Initial Teacher Training 2017/18

Fields required from institutions in England

School direct lead school

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Short nameSDLEAD

This field collects the lead school for School Direct trainees

Applicable toEngland

All students where Student.ENTRYRTE = 02 or 03 and Student.MODE is not equal to 63 or 64


Details of ITT placements are not submitted in the HESA ITT return. School Direct placements therefore need to be submitted to the NCTL on the HEI DMS.

This field should contain a Unique Reference Number (URN), as shown on the Get information about schools web site.

All School Direct trainees should be associated with a lead school.

In some cases, for example where students are self-funded, they may not be associated with a lead school. In these cases, you must return ‘Not applicable/not available’.

Where the lead school does not have a URN, the below generic codes should be used:

900000 Establishment outside England and Wales

900010 Not applicable/not available

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Field length6
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SDLEAD
Data type: SDLEADType
Date modified2018-02-19
Change management notesLink in the Notes section to schools website has been updated.

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