School census


Learner funding and monitoring - further detail can be found in DfE Guidance

Learner funding and monitoring (FAM) type, code, hours will be collected in each census from October 2021

Fixed Term exclusion - from 01/08/21 to be recorded as "suspension"

Alternative Provision - voluntary for 2021/22 but mandatory for 2022/23 onwards

From the start of the 2021 to 2022 academic year, schools should record and submit new data on alternative provision (AP) placements that have been arranged for their pupils. The new data items are to be submitted termly, with the first data being collected in the 2022 spring census.

Schools that have not arranged any placements during the academic year do not need to record and submit any information.

1. Census dates

2021 to 2022 census dates

Autumn census

  • census date – Thursday 7 October 2021

Spring census

  • census date – Thursday 20 January 2022

Summer census

  • census date – Thursday 19 May 2022

More information about the school census can be found on the DfE School Guidance notes

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