Last updated:

9th January 2024

School census

This page provides links to the latest guidance and information relating to the schools' census.

The schools' census is carried out 3 times a year in January, May and October. The DfE guidance documents for schools provide comprehensive information about the requirements of the census. 

 Documents and links on this page include: 

  • What is the Schools' Census? - summary of what is collected and how it is used
  • Wokingham guidance - preparing for the Spring 2024 schools' census (maintained schools and PRU's)
  • For the latest codesets, such as Ethnicity and Language Code, please refer to the DfE Guidance

  • ESS SIMS guidance - These are available within your SIMS system


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