School census 2016: COLLECT guides

Updated COLLECT guides for local authorities, maintained schools and academies for the autumn 2016 collection.


School census 2016 COLLECT guide for local authorities

School census 2016 COLLECT guide for maintained schools

School census 2016: editing data within COLLECT


These guides are for:

The guides will help you to complete and submit data for the school census 2016 using COLLECT, the Department for Education’s centralised data collection and management system.

The guides include information on:

  • accessing COLLECT
  • uploading and submitting census data
  • error queries

The editing guide includes information on:

  • editing restrictions
  • how to find the return in COLLECT
  • step-by-step guides to popular changes

More guidance on submitting data for the school census is available.