Guidance

School census autumn 2014 to summer 2015: technical information

Technical specification, XML schema files and validation rules for submitting 2014 to 2015 school census data.

Documents

School census 2014 to 2015: validation rules

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School census 2014 to 2015: validation rules

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School census spring 2015: XML schema files

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School census autumn 2014: XML schema files

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Details

This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2014 to 2015. It is for:

  • suppliers of software for school management information systems (MIS)
  • users of school MIS software

The business and technical specification sets out:

  • what data schools should supply at school level and pupil level as part of the school census
  • how to structure the data in XML
  • how to check that data against the validation rules

Software suppliers should use the schema files so that schools can provide data in the correct XML format.

Suppliers should use the list of validation rules so that schools can validate the data they submit.

You should also read the common basic data set (CBDS). This defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.

You may also be interested in technical specifications for creating school summary reports.

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

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 21 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'School census summer 2015: XML schema files' zip file and the validation rules file, which includes a version history describing the changes.
  2. Updated the validation rules document with version 2.6 - the document includes a version history describing the changes.
  3. Replaced the business and technical specification document. The file includes a version history describing the changes.
  4. Replaced the business and technical specification document and the validation rules document. Both files include a version history describing the changes.
  5. Added 'School census summer 2015: XML schema files' zip file.
  6. Replaced 'School census 2014 to 2015: validation rules'. The document includes a version history describing the changes.
  7. Updated the business and technical specification with version 1.6 and the validation rules with version 2.1. Each document includes a version history describing the changes.
  8. Updated the validation rules document with version 2.0 - the document includes a version history describing the changes.
  9. Updated the technical specification document with version 1.5 - the document includes a version history describing the changes.
  10. Updated the business and technical specification. Also added updated validation rules and XML schema files.
  11. The update incorporates a number of changes which are described in the version history of the document.
  12. Updated the technical specification with version 1.2 - the document includes a version history describing the changes.
  13. Download updated to include a number of changes which are described in the version history of the document.
  14. First published.