Unique Learner Number: Guidance for parents and pupils

This information leaflet for parents and pupils explains what will happen during the allocation of a Unique Learner Number (ULN) to each pupil and how it will be used:


  • DE - Department of Education
  • LRS - Learning records service, the organisation that allocates and manages ULNs
  • PLR - Personal Learning Record
  • SIMS - Schools Management Information System
  • ULN - Unique Learner Number
  • UKPRN - UK Learning provider number, used to register with the LRS