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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.

2015 to 2016 school census guides

  1. School census spring 2016: funding report user guides

    • Guidance
  2. School census autumn 2015: 16 to 19 funding reports guide

    • Guidance
  3. School census 2015 to 2016: guide for schools and LAs

    • Guidance
  4. School census 2015 to 2016: technical information

    • Guidance
  5. School census autumn 2015 to summer 2016: school summary report

    • Guidance

2014 to 2015 school census guides

  1. School census 2014 to 2015: guide for schools and LAs

    • Guidance
  2. School census autumn 2014 to summer 2015: technical information

    • Guidance
  3. School census autumn 2014 to summer 2015: school summary report

    • Guidance
  4. School census spring 2015: funding report user guides

    • Guidance

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

Spring and summer 2014 school census guides

  1. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for nursery schools

    • Guidance
  2. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for primary schools

    • Guidance
  3. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for middle-deemed primary schools

    • Guidance
  4. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for secondary schools

    • Guidance
  5. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for all-through schools

    • Guidance
  6. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for special schools

    • Guidance
  7. School census spring and summer 2014: guide for PRUs and AP academies

    • Guidance
  8. School census spring 2014: funding report guides

    • Guidance

Spring and summer 2014 technical guides

  1. School census spring and summer 2014: technical specification

    • Guidance
  2. School census spring 2014: school summary report specification

    • Guidance
  3. School census summer 2014: school summary report

    • Guidance
  4. School census spring and summer 2014: validation rules

    • Guidance