This presentation outlines the routine for producing the school census via a step by step demonstration.
Target Audience: School staff with responsibility for producing the School Census return.
Currently, there are three School Census returns each year (i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn), which collect detailed information about school characteristics and pupil details, e.g. pupil address, free school meals, exclusions, etc. Different data is collected depending on which return is being prepared and the school phase involved.
The School Census return is required to be completed each term by maintained Nursery schools, Primary schools, Middle schools, Secondary schools, All-Through schools, Special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), City Technology Colleges (CTCs) and Academies (including free schools) in England. Non-maintained Special schools are also required to submit the return.