A guide for local authorities (LAs) to help them prepare the census of pupils funded by the LA at a school not maintained by the LA.
This guide contains information for local authorities to help them collect and submit their annual alternative provision (AP) census.
AP is education arranged for learners who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education.
This guide includes details on:
- changes to the census since the 2014 collection
- the scope of the census
- preparation advice
- what child-level data needs to be submitted
- data protection
- guidance on how to maintain census details throughout the year