2017

September
Private Eye 8-21 Sept Class War – Nationality monitoring

July/August
Bristol Cable [Summer Issue 12]: Schools, Children’s Data and Immigration Enforcement
The Teacher, NUT Magazine “Call to end sale of pupil data
UK Authority DfE works on privacy API for National Pupil Database

June

Open Democracy Child safeguarding cloaks state surveillance and data exploitation

May

Open Democracy Refuse, retract, resist: boycott the school census
Huffington Post The School Census Is Turning Sanctuaries Of Learning And Growth Into Places Of Discrimination And Division – It Must Be Boycotted
The Independent Parents urged to withhold personal data in latest school census targeting foreign-born children

April

Interview on Partly Political Broadcast By Tiernan Douieb (10 minutes) with Gracie from Against Borders for Children

The Guardian NUT urges parents not to give details of children’s nationality and birthplace

March

The Telegraph Ofsted to spy on Facebook accounts of parents and pupils
Independent Ofsted to consider ‘snooping’ on pupils’ and parents’ Facebook pages to monitor school performance
The I-newspaper Ofsted to ‘snoop’ on parents’ and pupils’ social media
The Daily Mail Ofsted wants to snoop on children’s Facebook and Twitter accounts so officials can spot failing schools through signs of unhappiness
Schools Week Ofsted considers tracking Facebook and Twitter to check on schools
CAFCASS blog “Get ‘out there’ to find out what’s going on”

February

Schools Week Government reviews pupil nationality check guidance after schools’ passport demands

January

Huffington Post blog by Green Party leader Jonathan Bartley, The School Gates Should Not Be A Border Checkpoint
BBC Boycott birth census, civil rights group urges parents
Schools Week Refuse, retract, resist school nationality data collection
The Independent Human rights campaigners attack Government’s ‘foreign children list experiment’
Schools Week Human rights charity warns headteachers over pupil nationality data collection
i-News School governors forced to declare nationality to Government
City of Sanctuary guest blog “Let the little children come to me” – the school census boycott

2016

December 

The Independent – UK Government apologises to Italian families over ethnicity question in school census
Schools Week – DfE had agreement to share pupil nationality data with Home Office
The Guardian – Pupil data shared with Home Office to ‘create hostile environment’ for illegal migrants
New StatesmanWhy does the government want to know your child’s nationality?
Schools Week – Nationality data was ‘compromise’ on Theresa May’s school immigration check plan
BuzzfeedHere’s Why People Are Worried That The Home Office Wanted To Check On Schools
Guardian Comment is Free – Don’t help the State bully migrants
Schools Week – Wilshaw: I would have refused pupil immigration checks as head
The Mirror Theresa May’s department ‘wanted to shunt illegal immigrants’ kids down the list for school places’
Daily Mail Theresa May’s Home Office ‘wanted to send children of illegal immigrants to the bottom of the list for school places’
Labour list Rayner: May’s plan to put children of illegal immigrants at bottom of school places list shows nasty party is back
TES Theresa May wanted to ‘deprioritise’ children of illegal immigrants on school admissions
RT ‘Deprioritizing’ kids of illegal immigrants for school places was May’s Home Office policy
Daily Record Theresa May ‘wanted illegal immigrants at bottom of list for schools’ as home secretary
Independent Theresa May planned to put immigrant children to bottom of school places list, leaked letters reveal
Telegraph Theresa May called for illegal migrant pupils to be ‘deprioritised’ as Home Secretary
The Guardian – May wanted to ‘deprioritise’ school places for children of people illegally in UK
BBC – Theresa May had plan to ‘deprioritise’ illegal migrant pupils


November

Buzzfeed – Parents Can Now Ask The Government To Delete Their Child’s Country-Of-Birth Data
Diane Abbott, Shadow Home Secretary – Let teachers teach, not act as border guards
Politics Home – The Government has an irrational and damaging determination to campaign against migrants
The Independent – Government scraps plans for controversial nationality census for 2-5 year-olds in humiliating U-turn
The Independent – ‘Racist’ school census that ‘targets two-year-olds’ to go ahead despite growing pressure
Schools Week – MPs hope power of prayer will scrap pupil database changes
Schools Week – Nicky Morgan: I had to ‘fend off ideas’ from Downing Street
The Independent – Government’s controversial school census to record pupil nationality ‘has all the hallmarks of racism’, Lords warn

October

The Guardian – Home Office requested schools census data on nearly 2,500 children
Schools Week – Nationality data won’t be included in National Pupil Database, says minister
The Independent – Schools told to guess pupil ethnicity
Schools Week – DfE refuses to release pupil nationality data agreement
The Guardian Schools – What society lets families fear deportation for sending children to school?
The Guardian UK news- Individual children’s details passed to Home Office for immigration purposes
BBC – UK school pupil ethnicity question angers Italy
Corriere della Sera –
Il questionario inglese che scheda gli studenti napoletani e siciliani
La Stampa – L’iscrizione nelle scuole inglesi: “Italiano, siciliano o napoletano?”
The Guardian Opinion – The national pupil database puts children at risk of racial profiling
The Guardian Schools – #BoycottSchoolCensus: why parents are refusing to reveal their child’s nationality
Schools Week – What schools need to know about collecting census nationality data
iNews – Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools
Metro Listing of foreign nationals has actually already begun
Guardian letters – Ignore school census queries on nationality
The Canary  – The shocking texts and letters being sent by schools trying to identify ‘non-British’ children [TWEETS]
Buzzfeed – Parents Are Sharing Messages From Schools Asking If Their Child Was Born In The UK
Teacher Toolkit – Misapprehension and Misinformation

September
Media Diversified – New immigration data collection in schools: another brick in the wall
The Independent – Non-white schoolchildren asked to provide proof they are not asylum seekers
Muslim News – Parents urged to boycott schools migrant census
Huffington Post – Parents Urged Not To Disclose Child’s Nationality And Country Of Birth On School Census
The Sun – Human rights groups tell parents to not tell schools where kids were born over immigration clampdown fears
Daily Mail – Parents urged to boycott schools’ country of birth requests
UK Authority – Row blows up over schoolchildren’s birth data
The Guardian – Scrap this pupil data collection: it’s a divisive threat to our children’s safety
The Times (£) – Boycott school data trawl, parents urged
BBC online – Pupil Data ”will not be passed to the Home Office”
The Guardian – Parents urged to boycott requests for children’s country of birth information
Schools Week – Pupils who were not white British told to send in birthplace data
Schools Week, Editorial – Schools are not mini-immigration offices – and never should be
Schools Week – Pupil database changes made ‘without debate’

August
Buzzfeed News – Parents Are Worried About Schools’ Plan To Ask What Country Their Child Was Born In

July
LSE Digital parenting – School census changes add concerns to the richest education database in the world
Schools Week – Schools must report EAL data differently from September – are you ready?

June
Schools Week – Schools must collect data on immigrant children from autumn
Schools Week – Mandatory web monitoring in schools opens a slippery can of worms

April
The Register – Stop using USB sticks to move kids’ data, auditor tells Education Dept

February
The Register – National Pupil Database engorged to 20 million individual kids’ records

2015

Nov 14: Schools Week – Criminal check needed for access to National Pupil Database
June 6: Daily Mail – How army tried to pry into pupils’ private files
June 5: Schools Week – MoD requests sensitive pupil data… by mistake

2014

April 25: Wired.co uk – Government offers school pupil data to private companies

2012

Nov 8: The Register Psst – Heard the one about the National Pupil Database? Thought not – Minister hopes to ‘maximise the value’ of kiddie data ‘resource