School census 2015 to 2016: guide for schools and LAs

A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs) complete and submit their autumn 2015 to summer 2016 school census data.


School census guide: 2015 to 2016


This guide will help schools and local authorities:

  • understand the purpose of the school census
  • add the right level of data to their management information system
  • update and maintain their data during the year
  • complete the 2015 to 2016 school census data collections

The business and technical specification is available.

More guidance on submitting school census data is also available.