Guidance

School census 2018 to 2019: guide for schools and LAs

A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs) complete and submit their autumn 2018 to summer 2019 school census data.

Documents

School census autumn 2018 to summer 2019: guide for schools and LAs

Details

This guide will help schools and local authorities to:

  • 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 2018 to 2019 school census data collections

This document should be used as a handbook for data collected for the purposes of the school census. It should be stored in schools’ management information systems (MIS) throughout the year and not just used as a guide for census days.

The business and technical specification is available.

More guidance on submitting school census data is also available.

Published 28 June 2018
Last updated 2 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated guidance, with a corrected link in section 5.9.3.1 and a corrected date in section 5.9.1.1.
  2. Updated to the latest version. Changes are described in the version history of the document.
  3. Updated to the latest version. Changes are described in the version history of the document.
  4. Updated document 'School census autumn 2018 to summer 2019: guide for schools and LAs'. See change history in document annex for details.
  5. Updated guide. The version history describes the changes.
  6. First published.