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Information and Resources for Schools includes data and information related websites for schools to use to carry out their information and data functions.


Data Exchange Wales Initiative (DEWi) is the secure website for transferring data between schools, local authorities, and the Welsh Government.


School to school (s2s) is the secure site for transferring learner data using Common Transfer Files (CTF) when pupils move school.

s2s Documentation

Visit Common Transfer System (CTS) and s2s: guidance for local authorities for information regarding s2s and CTFs.

s2s Support Request

s2s is supported by the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) on behalf of England and Wales. Visit the Data collections service request form to log support requests.

Educational Records and the Common Transfer System

The Pupil Information (Wales) Regulations 2011 came into force in September 2011. They specify requirements about the maintenance of curricular and educational records, and using the Common Transfer System when pupils change schools. Visit Educational records, school reports and the common transfer system: guidance for schools and local authorities for more information.


QiW contains details of all qualifications that are approved or designated for teaching in Wales for learners aged under 19, excluding higher education.

Amended Education Regulations

The Welsh Government has revised several sets of regulations that cover reporting to parents, the Common Transfer System, Governors’ Annual Reports, school prospectuses and school target setting. The new and amended regulations came into force on 1 September 2011. Visit Regulations governing the information management strategy for more information.


Guidance on using and acquiring Unique Learner Numbers (ULN) can be found at Schools in Wales: how to create a ULN.

Information Management Strategy

Find guidance on aspects of data management and provision of statutory returns from schools to local authorities and the Welsh Government at Guidance for schools to implement the information management strategy.

My Local School

A website designed for parents and others with an interest to access school data in their local area and nationally. Visit My Local School for more information.


Estyn is the office of His Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales.


LLWR-inform is the dissemination site for data collected from the Lifelong Learning Wales record (LLWR) Data Collection System and Post 16 PLASC.

Careers Wales

Careers Wales provides free careers information and advice for young people, adults, parents, employers, and professionals in Wales.

Address list of Schools

Current names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of nursery, primary, middle, secondary, special, independent schools, and pupil referral units. Visit the Address list of schools in Wales for more information.