Collection

School census

Documents on the collection of the school census from local authorities, all maintained schools and academies, including free schools.

Information for preparing and completing the school census, including the scope of the return, technical specifications and what data needs to be submitted to us.

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.

2013 census information

Includes guides and technical information for the discontinued pupil referral unit census. From 2014 all pupil referral units will 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

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