School Capacity Survey 2017 guidance

This guide is for local authorities completing the school capacity survey 2017 and covers capacity, forecasts and capital spend.

The document ‘School capacity survey 2017: guide for local authorities’ explains how local authorities should complete the school capacity survey 2017.

The document ‘School capacity survey 2017: guide to forecasting pupil numbers in school place planning’ explains how to provide accurate forecasts of pupil numbers.

Submit your data

You should submit your capacity and forecast data using COLLECT, our centralised data collection and management system. Note that we’ll only be able to change the status of your data submission to ‘authorised’ once you’ve cleared all errors in the data in COLLECT.

You should submit your capital spend data using the capital spend data collection portal.

Important dates

Dates for the 2017 survey:

  • survey opens: 5 June 2017

  • deadline for submitting your data: 28 July 2017

Published 10 July 2017
Last updated 20 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised guidance

  2. First published.