Autumn Census 2018 – 4th October 2018


Fileset 1005 is being applied 25th September 2018 to all supported schools


Items no longer collected:


The DfE have provided the following advise:


Proficiency in English

The collection of proficiency in English is no longer required by the department and, as such, it is removed from the school census collection with immediate effect. Schools are therefore no longer required to assess a child’s proficiency in English for purpose of transmitting to the department via the school census.

 

Pupil nationality

The collection of pupil nationality is no longer required by the department and, as such, it is removed from the school census collection with immediate effect. Schools must no longer request this information from parents, or retain the data within their system, for the purpose of transmitting to the department via the school census.

 

Country of Birth

The collection of pupil country of birth is no longer required by the department and, as such, it is removed from the school census collection with immediate effect.Schools must no longer request this information from parents, or retain the data within their system, for purpose of transmitting to the department via the school census.


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


Census date 04/10/2018

  • Termly attendance collected from 02/04/2018 to 31/07/2018
  • Exclusions collected from 01/01/2018 to 01/04/2018
  • Free School Meals collected from 18/05/2018 to 04/10/2018


Attachment documents:


  • Preparing for the School Census Autumn 2018 Return

This helpsheet goes through all the preparation needed for the census.

  • Producing the School Census Autumn 2018 Return

This helpsheet 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.