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Census

Autumn Census 2019 –  Thursday 3rd October 2019

Dates

  • Census Date: 3rd October 2019
  • Attendance Collection: 22/04/2019-31/07/2019
  • Exclusion Collection: 01/01/2019 – 31/08/2019
  • Free School Meals collected from 17/05/2019 – 03/10/2019
  • Learner Support (secondary only) collected from 01/08/2018 to 03/10/2019.
  • Deadline for submitting data: Wednesday 30th October 2019

 

Useful Documentation:

Preparing for the School Census Summer 2019 Return English Primary, Nursery and Special Phase Schools
Preparing for the School Census Summer 2019 Return Secondary Phase Schools

Producing the School Census Summer 2019 Return English Secondary Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2019 Return English All-Through Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2019 Return English Primary Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2019 Return English Special Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2019 Return Pupil Referral Unit

The DfE school census website can be found here.

Errors and resolution

Capita have produced a help guide which addresses a variety of errors…should you encounter any.  These errors are listed by their error code in the document attached and correspond with the one shown in SIMS in the errors and queries section of your return. Click here to see the document.

Academies and Collect

For Academies please note that you need to submit your file to DfE via collect as well as the local authority. Information can be found in the appropriate completing the census in SIMS document. DfE guidance can be found here.

Click here to view acceptable notepad entries for Collect.

BuSI Team Census Page

To see all the BuSI team documentation and guidance click here.

What time do I run my census?

If your DfE number ends with:

2, 3 or 6     The selected time is one hour after the start of afternoon school
4, 7, 8 or 9 The selected time is one hour after the start of morning school
0, 1 or 5     The selected time is one hour before the end of morning school

 

 

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