School Census

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 Summer School Census is scheduled for Thursday 19th May 2022.

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.

The official DfE guidance can be found at:

Guidance for schools using SIMS:

Nursery: SIMS Guidance

Primary: SIMS Guidance

Secondary: SIMS Guidance

All-through: SIMS Guidance

Special: SIMS Guidance

PRU: SIMS Guidance