Data collection and censuses for schools

School censuses and school-level annual school censuses (SLASC), school capacity surveys, phonics screening checks, key stage 1 and 2 assessments data.


  1. Common transfer file: downloadable pupil transfer forms

    Forms for schools that are unable to transfer information electronically using school to school (S2S) and the common transfer file (CTF).

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Guidance and regulation

  1. School census 2018 to 2019: guide for schools and LAs
  2. School census: guide to submitting data
  3. School to school service: how to transfer information
  4. COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities
  5. School to school (S2S) data transfer system: guides
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News and communications

  1. National database of governors
  2. Parents given power of veto on schools’ use of biometric information
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Research and statistics

  1. Secondary and primary school application and offers: 2018
  2. School capacity: academic year 2016 to 2017
  3. Education in inpatient mental health units
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2019
  2. Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2018
  3. Longitudinal education outcomes study: how we use and share data
  4. Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2017
  5. Local Authority School Places Scorecards 2016
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