Guidance

COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

Guides for schools and local authorities submitting data using COLLECT.

Documents

COLLECT guide for local authorities

COLLECT guide for schools

COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for local authorities

Details

These guides will help schools and local authorities complete and submit data using COLLECT (Collections Online - Learners, Education, Children and Teachers).

COLLECT is the Department for Education’s centralised data collection and management system.

The guides include information on:

  • accessing COLLECT
  • uploading and submitting data
  • error queries
  • matching and reconciliation (school workforce census only)

Video guide to COLLECT

Generic COLLECT Guide

Published 22 December 2016
Last updated 11 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. 'COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for local authorities' and 'COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for academies and free schools' updated.
  2. 'COLLECT guide for local authorities' and 'COLLECT guide for schools' updated.
  3. Replaced 'COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for local authorities' and 'COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for academies and free schools' with updated documents.
  4. Added video guide.
  5. Added 2 matching and reconciliation documents (for school workforce census).
  6. First published.