Every school in England has a statutory duty to complete the school census each term.
|Spring census||Thursday 20 January 2022|
|Summer census||Thursday 19 May 2022|
For the spring census, the time to use to base your classes as being taught will depend on the last digit of your school's establishment number.
|Last digit of establishment number||Selected time|
|0, 1 or 5||one hour after the start of afternoon school|
|2, 3 or 6||one hour after the start of morning school|
|4, 7, 8 or 9||one hour before the end of morning school|
Please ensure that pupil movements into and out of your school are finalised by the census date and that all pupils have their correct, permanent Unique Pupil Number (UPN) allocated.
If you are unable to find a pupil's UPN, please contact us and we will search our database for you – please do not issue new permanent UPNs without checking first.
Please note, failure to use the correct UPN could result in loss of funding to schools.
The deadline for all maintained schools to upload their approved return to COLLECT, is Tuesday 25 January 2022. Free schools and academies will have a later deadline set by the Department for Education (DfE), however an early return would be appreciated wherever possible.
Please check the changes from previous school census for any new data items, or changes to existing ones.
You can view the latest approved notepad entries to be recorded against any queries generated in COLLECT.
If you have any census enquiries, please contact Debbie Peters on 01332 642712 or email email@example.com.