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.