Collection

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 UK Government Web Archive. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

2017 census information

  1. Alternative provision census 2017: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Alternative provision census 2017: technical specification

    • Guidance

2016 census information

  1. Alternative provision census 2016: guide for LAs and AP providers

    • Guidance
  2. Alternative provision census 2016: technical specification

    • Guidance

2015 census information

  1. Alternative provision census 2015: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Alternative provision census 2015: technical specification

    • Guidance