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Initial Teacher Training 2018/19 - School direct lead school

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Initial Teacher Training 2018/19

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, 03 or 10 and Student.MODE is not equal to 63 or 64


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

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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Part of
Field length6
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SDLEAD
Data type: SDLEADType
OwnerDepartment for Education
Date modified2018-12-12
Change management notesCoverage has been updated to add in Entry route 10

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