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 Autumn School Census is scheduled for Thursday 6th October 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:

Primary, Nursery and Specials: SIMS Guidance

Secondary: SIMS Guidance

Post-16: SIMS Guidance