Collection

School census: closed collections

Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past school census collections.

If you are looking for documents for the current school census collection, visit our guide to submitting data for the school census.

The documents on this page relate to recently closed school census collections, including:

  • the scope of the collection
  • technical specifications
  • what data needed to be submitted

You can find documents related to earlier school census collections 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.

Autumn 2014 census information

You can find more documents that apply to the autumn 2014 census in the guide to submitting data for the school census.

  1. School census 2014: notepad entries for COLLECT queries

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance
  2. School census autumn 2014 guide: same UPN (2- to 4-year-olds)

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance
  3. School census autumn 2014 guide: same UPN

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance
  4. School census autumn 2014 guide: same person, different UPN

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance
  5. School census autumn 2014 guide: schools block funding report

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance
  6. School census autumn 2014: term-on-term user guide

    • 3 October 2014
    • Guidance

2013 census information

Includes guides and technical information for the discontinued pupil referral unit census. From 2014 all pupil referral units submit their data as part of the school census.

  1. School census 2013: guide for nursery schools

    • 15 August 2013
    • Guidance
  2. School census 2013: guide for primary schools

    • 15 August 2013
    • Guidance
  3. School census 2013: guide for middle-deemed primary schools

    • 15 August 2013
    • Guidance
  4. School census 2013: guide for secondary schools

    • 15 August 2013
    • Guidance
  5. School census 2013: guide for special schools

    • 15 August 2013
    • Guidance
  6. Pupil referral unit census 2013: guide

    • 4 April 2013
    • Guidance