Guidance

School preference data collections 2014: technical specification

This business and technical specification describes the requirements for the school preference data collections 2014.

Detail

This specification describes the requirements for the school preference data collections 2014. The data to be collected will consist of:

  • local authority details
  • local authority-level information on the total number of places available
  • child-level information for those children in scope, including personal details and information about their school preferences and any offer made

The collection will involve the local authority making 2 returns, 1 each to cover admissions applications in relation to both primary and secondary school children.