How to download Pupil Premium data and upload it to SIMS

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Downloading the DfE CSV File

  • Go to the Key to Success website. (Your username and password is the same as S2S).
  • Once logged in please select the Pupil Premium option for the latest school year from the menu.

It is important to download the DfE CSV file to a secure folder as it includes UPNs and sensitive information.

Importing and saving Pupil Premium information into SIMS from the DfE CSV file

  • Before importing the file please ensure the name of the file is the following format:

PP_data_schoolyear_LASchoolNumber_1.csv (eg. PP_data_1819_8234321_1.csv)

  • To rename a file right click on the file name and select rename. Make the relevant changes then click away from the file.
  • Having renamed the file import via Tools > Pupil Premium > Import

  • Select the Premium Type and Premium Type to update Pupil Premium Indicator.

  • Select the file importing.
  • Select Yes at the following notification (your date may not match).

  • Click on the import button that appears after you have selected the file.

  • Once the data has been imported click on save so that your school's pupil premium information is up to date. 

Manually marking a student as eligible for Pupil Premium

  • You can also manually mark a student as Pupil Premium by going to their student profile and ticking the "Pupil Premium Indicator" box and clicking save.