Every school in England has a statutory duty to complete the school census each term.
|Autumn census||Thursday 5 October 2023|
|Spring census||Thursday 18 January 2024|
|Summer census||Thursday 16 May 2024|
Please make sure 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 Friday 6 October 2023. 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.