Schools Information

Secure Data Portal (SDP)

Schools Information


The Secure Data Portal is an application using the Education Sector Logon (ESL) authentication.

Use the Portal to:

  • send a file to the Ministry quickly and securely
  • download your staffing and funding notices from the Ministry quickly and securely.

Before you start

This guide assumes you already have an ESL login and have logged in to the SDP portal.

For more information about getting an ESL login refer to the how to get access section and how to log in for log in instructions.

How to get access

How to log in


Portal Home Page

On the Portal page, you should see your details on the top left corner (user name and school number).   
You will see the following: 

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Select File Type

Select the File Type box and select the type of file you wish to send from the list


Add files

Click the Choose File button, a window will open showing files on your computer. Navigate to where you have saved the file and select Open. This will add the selected file to be uploaded.


Upload Files

Once you have added all the files you wish to upload, select the Upload File(s) button at the bottom of the page.

This process may take a while if you have multiple files, large files or, are on a slower internet connection. 



Once the files have successfully uploaded they should be listed as previously uploaded files.

If you have difficulties

Sometimes issues arise with accessing SDP for some schools. If you have any difficulty accessing SDP contact the Education Service Desk using the support page.

If you have issues sending the files once you are logged in contact the Resourcing Support team, their details are also available on the support page. 

SDP Support