School census

The school census is a statutory return which takes place during the autumn, spring, and summer terms and includes:

  • Nursery Schools
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Special Schools
  • PRUs

The Spring School Census is scheduled for Thursday 19th January 2023.

Schools should familiarise themselves with the new requirements for this term's collection.

ALL SCHOOLS - The latest guidance and supporting documents, as well as privacy notice templates can be found below.

DfE Guidance (all schools)

Link: DfE School Census Guidance Spring 2023

Guidance for schools using SIMS:

Related documents