This guide will help schools and local authorities:
understand the purpose of the school census
see the changes from the previous year’s census
add the right level of data to their management information system
update and maintain their data during the year
complete the 2017 to 2018 school census data collections
This document should be used as a handbook for data collected for the purposes of the school census and stored in schools’ management information systems (MIS) throughout the year - not just as a guide for census days.