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.

2018 census information

2017 census information

2016 census information

2015 census information

Published 31 December 2013
Last updated 30 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 2018 census information.
  2. Created new group for 2017 census documents.
  3. Added 2016 census information.
  4. Added 2015 census information.
  5. This page now only contains documents relating to closed AP census collections.
  6. Added link to 'Alternative provision census 2015: XML schema files'.
  7. Added the AP 2015 census guide.
  8. Added the technical specification for the 2015 alternative provision census.
  9. Added 'Alternative provision census 2014: COLLECT guide'
  10. First published.