School workforce census: closed collections

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

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

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

  • the scope of the return
  • technical specifications
  • what data local authorities, schools and academies had to submit

You can find documents related to earlier school workforce 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.

Find the results of the school workforce census in the school workforce statistics collection.

2017 census information

2016 census information

2015 census information

2014 census information

2014 technical guides

Published 22 January 2014
Last updated 17 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'School workforce census 2017: business and technical specification'.
  2. Added 2016 census information group and documents.
  3. Added documents about the 2015 school workforce census.
  4. This page now only contains documents relating to closed collections of the school workforce census.
  5. Added 'School workforce census 2015: business and technical specification'.
  6. Added link to 'XML generators' page for 2014.
  7. Added 2014 census guide and COLLECT guide documents.
  8. Added 'School workforce census 2014: XML schema files' to collection.
  9. First published.