Alternative provision census: closed collections
Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past alternative provision (AP) census collections.
If you are looking for documents for the current AP census collection, visit our guide to submitting data for the alternative provision census.
The documents on this page relate to recently closed AP census collections, including:
- the scope of the collection
- technical specifications
- what data AP providers and local authorities needed to be submit
You can find documents related to AP returns on the National Archives website. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.
2016 census information
2015 census information
Published: 31 December 2013
Updated: 20 May 2016
- Added 2016 census information.
- Added 2015 census information.
- This page now only contains documents relating to closed AP census collections.
- Added link to 'Alternative provision census 2015: XML schema files'.
- Added the AP 2015 census guide.
- Added the technical specification for the 2015 alternative provision census.
- Added 'Alternative provision census 2014: COLLECT guide'
- First published.
From: Department for Education