Available SEN, Ethnicity, and Nationality Values

When importing batches of students using the spreadsheet templates, values need to be entered and spelled correctly according to the list below in order to be accepted by the system.

For ethnicity, you can type EITHER the description, e.g. ‘Any other Asian Background’, OR the code, e.g. ‘AOTH’, OR both the description and the code as they appear in the list below, e.g. ‘Any other Asian Background (AOTH)’. If you are entering the code on its own, brackets are not necessary. However, if you choose to enter the whole value (description and code) you will need to include brackets around the code after the description. 

For SEN values you will need to type the value in full exactly as it appears in the list below, e.g. Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you want to enter more than 1 SEN or Ethnicity value on the student page then you will need to use the pipe symbol ( | ) to add a secondary value. E.g. Dyslexia|SED1.

Any incorrectly entered value (spelling error or not on the list) will not be accepted by the system. Ethnicity can include several characteristics, such as race, language, and religion. Nationality usually implies that a person is from a specific country, or a territory dominated by a certain ethnic group. Therefore, we have introduced the ‘Nationality’ field to our import templates for schools to be able to differentiate between the two. Our tables below show which values can be entered for these fields, depending on what values the school has entered prior to the platform upgrade. Set SEN values can also be seen on this guidance sheet.

SEND Values

Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
Hearing impairment (HI)
Moderate learning difficulty (MLD)
Multisensory impairment (MSI)
Physical disability (PD)
Profound and multiple learning difficulty (PMLD)
SEND support but no specialist assessment of type of need (NSA)
Severe learning difficulty (SLD)
Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH)
Specific learning difficulties (SPLD)
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
Unknown SEND
Visual impairment (VI)

Ethnicity Values

Available Ethnicity Values

Description Code
Afghan OAFG
African Asian AAFR
Alaska Native  
Albanian WALB
American Indian  
Any Other Asian Background AOTH
Any Other Black Background BOTH
Any Other Ethnic Group OOTH
Any Other Mixed Background MOTH
Any Other White Background WOTH
Arab Other OARA
Asian and Any Other Ethnic Group MAOE
Asian and Black MABL
Asian and Chinese MACH
Bangladeshi ABAN
Black - African BAFR
Black - Angolan BANN
Black - Congolese BCON
Black - Ghanaian BGHA
Black - Nigerian BNGN
Black - Sierra Leonean BSLN
Black - Somali BSOM
Black - Sudanese BSUD
Black and Any Other Ethnic Group MBOE
Black and Chinese MBCH
Black Caribbean BCRB
Black European BEUR
Black North American BNAM
Black or African American  
Bosnian- Herzegovinian WBOS
Chinese CHNE
Chinese and Any Other Ethnic Group MCOE
Croatian WCRO
Egyptian OEGY
Filipino OFIL
Greek WGRK
Greek Cypriot WGRC
Greek/ Greek Cypriot WGRE
Gypsy WROG
Gypsy / Roma WROM
Hispanic or Latino  
Hong Kong Chinese CHKC
Indian AIND
Information Not Yet Obtained NOBT
Iranian OIRN
Iraqi OIRQ
Italian WITA
Japanese OJPN
Kashmiri Other AKAO
Kashmiri Pakistani AKPA
Korean OKOR
Kosovan WKOS
Kurdish OKRD
Latin/ South/ Central American OLAM
Lebanese OLEB
Libyan OLIB
Malay OMAL
Malaysian Chinese CMAL
Mirpuri Pakistani AMPK
Moroccan OMRC
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  
Nepali ANEP
Not Specified  
Other Asian AOTA
Other Black BOTB
Other Black African BAOF
Other Chinese COCH
Other Ethnic Group OOEG
Other Gypsy/Roma WROO
Other Mixed Background MOTM
Other Pakistani AOPK
Other White British WOWB
Pakistani APKN
Polynesian OPOL
Portuguese WPOR
Refused REFU
Serbian WSER
Singaporean Chinese CSNG
Sri Lankan Other ASRO
Sri Lankan Sinhalese ASNL
Sri Lankan Tamil ASLT
Taiwanese CTWN
Traveller of Irish Heritage WIRT
Turkish WTUK
Turkish Cypriot WTUC
Turkish/ Turkish Cypriot WTUR
Unknown Ethnicity  
Vietnamese OVIE
White - British WBRI
White - Cornish WCOR
White - English WENG
White - Irish WIRI
White - Northern Irish WNIR
White - Scottish WSCO
White - Welsh WWEL
White and Any Other Asian Background MWAO
White and Any Other Ethnic Group MWOE
White and Asian MWAS
White and Black African MWBA
White and Black Caribbean MWBC
White and Chinese MWCH
White and Indian MWAI
White and Pakistani MWAP
White Eastern European WEEU
White European WEUR
White Other WOTW
White Western European WWEU
Yemeni OYEM

Nationality Values

Afghan Gabonese Omani
Afghani Gambian Pakistani
Ålandic Georgian Palauan
Ålandish German Palestinian
Albanian Ghanaian Panamanian
Algerian Ghanian Papua New Guinean
American Gibraltarian Paraguayan
Andorran Greek Peruvian
Angolan Greenlander Pitcairn Islander
Anguillan Greenlandic Pole
Antarctic Grenadian Polish
Antiguan Guadeloupean Portugese
Argentine Guamanian Portuguese
Argentinean Guatemalan Prydeinig
Argentinian Guinean Puerto Rican
Armenian Guyanese Qatari
Arubian Haitian Romanian
Australian Hayastani Russian
Austrian Herzegovinian Rwandan
Azerbaijani Honduran Rwandese
Bahameese Hong Konger Sahrawi
Bahamian Hungarian Saint Helenian
Bahraini Icelander Saint Lucian
Bajan Icelandic Saint Vincentian
Bangladeshi I-Kiribati Saint-Pierrais
Barbadan Indian Salvadoran
Barbadian Indonesian Salvadorean
Barthélemois Iranian Salvadorian
Basotho Iraqi Sammarinese
Batswana Irish Samoan
Belarusian Israeli Sanmarinese
Belgian Italian Sao Tomean
Belizean Ivorian São Tomean
Beninese Jamaican Saudi
Bermudian Japanese Saudi Arabian
Bhutanese Jordanian Scottish
Bolivian Kazakh Senegalese
Bosnian Kazakhstani Serb
Botswanan Kenyan Serbian
Brazilian Kittian Sierra Leonean
British Korean Singaporean
British Virgin Islander Kosovan Slovak
Bruneian Kuwaiti Slovakian
Bulgarian Kyrgyzstani Slovene
Burkinabe Lao Slovenian
Burmese Laotian Solomon Islander
Burundian Latvian Somali
Cambodian Lebanese South African
Cameroonian Liberian South Korean
Canadian Libyan South Sudanese
Cape Verdean Liechtensteiner Spanish
Cayman Islander Lithuanian Sri Lankan
Caymanian Luxembourger St Helenian
Central African Macanese St Lucian
Chadian Macedonian Stateless
Chilean Mahoran Sudanese
Chinese Malagasy Surinamer
Christmas Islander Malawian Surinamese
Citizen of Kiribati Malaysian Swazi
Citizen of Seychelles Maldivan Swede
Citizen of Vanuatu Malian Swedish
Cocos Islandia Maltese Swiss
Cocossian Manx Syrian
Colombian Marshallese Taiwanese
Columbian Martinican Tajik
Comoran Martiniquaís Tanzanian
Congolese Mauritanian Thai
Cook Islander Mauritian Timorese
Costa Rican Mexican Tobagonian
Croat Micronesian Togolese
Croatian Miquelonnais Tokelauan
Cuban Moldovan Tongan
Curaçaoan Monacan Trinidadian
Cymraes Monegasque Tunisian
Cymro Mongolian Turk
Cypriot Montenegrin Turkish
Czech Montserratian Turkmen
Dane Moroccan Turks and Caicos Islander
Danish Mosotho Tuvaluan
Djibouti Motswana Ugandan
Djiboutian Mozambican Ukrainian
Dominican Myanmarese Unknown
Dutch N/A Uruguayan
East Timorese Namibian Uzbek
Ecuadorean Nauruan Uzbekistani
Ecuadorian Nepalese Vatican citizen
Ecudorean Nevisian Venezuelan
Egyptian New Caledonian Vietnamese
Emirati New Caledonians Vincentian
Emirian New Zealander Virgin Islander
English Nicaraguan Wallisian
Equatoguinean Nicoya Welsh
Equatorial Guinean Nigerian Western Saharan
Eritrean Nigerien Yemenese
Estonian Niuean Yemeni
Ethiopian Ni-Vanuatu Zambian
Falkland Islander Norfolk Islander Zimbabwean
Faroese North Korean  
Fijian Northern Irish  
Filipino Northern Mariana Islander  
Finnish Norwegian  
French Guianese    
French Polynesian