School census

3. School census guidance notes

Guidance notes for Summer School census return will be available below in September 2022.

Schools ICT run "live data" training courses for school census returns. More information can be obtained from Schools ICT.

DfE Guidance

School census guide to submitting data -

How local authorities, schools and academies should submit school census data to DfE

This document should be used as a handbook for data collected for the purposes of the school census and stored in schools’ management information systems (MIS) throughout the year - not just as a guide for census day

DfE COLLECT guidance

COLLECT Checking your errors - This guide explains how schools and local authorities completing the school census should check the Information on validating your data, resolving errors and checking any funding reports that use your school census return. This includes information on duplicates reports, various funding reports and adding explanation notes to the census return.

SIMS guides

Primary and Special Schools

Preparing for the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Nursery, Primary and Special Schools

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Nursery Schools

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Primary/Middle deemed Primary Schools

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Special Schools

Secondary Schools

Preparing for the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Secondary Schools

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English Secondary Schools

Post 16

Preparing Post 16 data

All Through Schools

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 return - English All Through Schools

PRU

Producing the School Census Autumn 2022 Return - English PRU Schools Guidance

Census validation errors and resolutions

OTHER NOTES

Arbor user guides

DfE School Census Notepad entries

SIMS validation and error solutions report

COLLECT funding reports - including 16-19 ESFA reports

Autumn 2022 checklist

COLLECT Guide

SIMS Bulk Update guidance may be useful for filling new fields.

Traded Services COLLECT Academy school census support

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