Spring Census 2018 – Thursday 18th January 2018
Data Items New to the Spring Return
Date Number Changed
The Date Number Changed screen label (associated with the previous
establishment number) has been changed to Earliest DOA (date of admission)
in the School Information panel (in School Census) and the Establishment
panel (in School Details). This date represents the date of admission of
pupil/students into a sponsor-led Academy that has a new DfE Establishment
Early Years Information
For schools that record Early Years information, the following changes have
The new EYPPE detail report enables schools to check the early years
pupil premium eligibility information being collected in the return. The report
is available from the Detail Report drop-down list.
To enable schools to record the basis for funding for two year old pupils, a
new grid (entitled 2 Year Old Basis for Funding) is available in the Early
Years panel to enable schools to enter the basis for funding for each pupil
with a date of birth from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015. The 2 Year Old Basis
for Funding report enables schools to check the two year old basis for
funding information being collected in the return. The report is available
from the Detail Report drop-down list.
Producing the School Census Spring 2018 Return English Special Schools
Producing the School Census Spring 2018 Return English Secondary Schools
Producing the School Census Spring 2018 Return English Pupil Referral Units
Producing the School Census Spring 2018 Return English Primary
Producing the School Census Spring 2018 Return English All Through Schools
- Census Date: 18th January 2018
- Attendance Collection: 01/08/17 – 31/12/17
- Exclusion Collection: 17/04/17 – 31/08/17
- Free School Meals collected from 06/10/17 to 18/01/18
- Learner Support collected from 01/08/17 to 18/01/18
The DfE school census website can be found here.
To see all of capita’s documentation regarding census please click here or see the documents below:
We are waiting for confirmation from Scholarpack for the release date of the Spring Census screens.
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.
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:
0, 1 or 5 – the selected time is one hour after the start of afternoon school
2, 3 or 6 – the selected time is one hour after the start of morning school
4, 7, 8 or 9 – the selected time is one hour before the end of morning school