The school census is a statutory return which takes place during the autumn, spring, and summer terms.
The school workforce census is a statutory return which takes place once a year in the autumn term.
The following schools should take part in these censuses:
All maintained schools, including:
Non-maintained special schools.
Maintained schools must submit their school census and school workforce census returns to the local authority for verification and submission to the Department for Education (DfE).
As well as submitting their return to the LA, all academies and free schools have additional responsibilities as required by the DfE. They must:
Academies and Free Schools should ensure they refer to communications and guidance sent by the DfE.
Autumn School Census October 2018 - Census Date: 4 October 2018
School Workforce Census 2018 - Census Date: 8 November 2018
Please find below documentation for reference to during the census process:
Please find below phase specific guidance for Capita SIMS.net users:
Please find below documentation for reference to during the workforce census process: