Summer Census 2018 – Thursday 17th May 2018
- Census Date: 17th May 2018
- Attendance Collection: 01/01/2018 to 01/04/2018
- Exclusion Collection: 01/09/2017 to 31/12/2017
- Free School Meals collected from 19/01/2018 to 17/05/2018
- Learner Support (secondary only) collected from 01/08/2017 to 17/05/2018
- Deadline for submitting data: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Advice from Capita
As you know the DfE have informed us that they are planning to remove the following items from the School Census Autumn 2018 specification onwards. However, it has come to our attention that some areas of the media are reporting that these items will also be dropped from School Census Summer 2018. We have checked with the DfE and they have confirmed that they are still planning to collect the first two of these items as normal for School Census Summer 2018.
- Pupil Nationality
- Pupil Country of Birth
- Pupil Proficiency in English
Data Items New to the Summer Return
Early Years Data
Applicable to schools that record Early Years data only
The following dates apply to pupils who are on-roll on census day and have early years
- All two year olds at 31/03/2018 who were born between 01/04/2015 and
31/03/2016 (Hours at setting and Funded Hours only)
- All three year olds at 31/08/2017 or at 31/03/2018 who were born between
01/09/2013 and 31/03/2015
- All four year olds at 31/08/2017 who were born between 01/09/2012 and
31/08/2013 with Year Taught In (YTI) E1, E2, N1 or N2 (including Nursery phase).
Unique Reference Number
The school’s Unique Reference Number (URN) is now displayed in the School
Changing the Provider Status
Applicable to Pupil Referral Units only
Tools | Statutory Return Tools | Update Provider Status
Any changes made to the provider status on the School Census Update Provider Status
page now updates the pupil Enrolment Status automatically.
Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return English Special Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return English Secondary Schools
Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return English Pupil Referral Units
Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return English Primary
Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return English All Through Schools
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 Summer 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