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 school census guides

  1. School census autumn 2014 guide: schools block funding report

    • Guidance
  2. School census autumn 2014: term-on-term user guide

    • 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

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

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

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

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

    • Guidance
  6. Pupil referral unit census 2013: guide

    • Guidance