Summer Census 2018 – 17th May 2018


Some key dates related to the Summer Census 2018 are listed below for your reference:


Census date 17/05/2018

  • Attendance collected from 01/01/2018 to 01/04/2018
  • Exclusions collected from 01/09/2017 to 31/12/2017
  • Free School Meal Eligibility collected from 19/01/2018 to 17/05/2018
  • Learner Support collected from 01/08/2017 to 17/05/2018


Attachment documents:


  • Preparing for the School Census Summer 2018 Return

This helpsheet (one for First Schools and one for Middle Schools) goes through all the preparation needed for the census.

  • Producing the School Census Summer 2018 Return

This helpsheet (one for First Schools and one for Middle Schools) goes through how to create and validate the census, including authorising and submitting the return.

  • Validation Errors and Resolutions

This is a very useful document listing all the error codes and the resolutions linked to those codes, if you have already started to create and validate your census this document will give you advice on the errors that have been flagged up with the validation process.