School capacity survey 2018: guide for local authorities

This guide is for local authorities completing the school capacity survey 2018 and covers capacity, forecasts and capital spend.

This guidance was withdrawn on

This page has been withdrawn as the guidance is out of date. Read the latest school capacity survey guidance from the Department for Education.

The document ‘School capacity survey 2018: guide for local authorities’ explains how local authorities should complete the school capacity survey 2018.

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 2018 survey:

  • survey opens: 4 June 2018

  • deadline for submitting your data: 27 July 2018

Published 31 May 2018