What you need to send us

Department For Education

November 5
18:01 2019

Different categories of schools may need to submit different data items. Your category of school is defined by the school phase you return in the census.

The statutory age ranges for each individual school are recorded on get information about schools (GIAS).

School phase Code Notes
Nursery school NS Including those with maintained or direct grant status
Primary PS
Middle-deemed primary MP
Middle-deemed secondary MS
Secondary SS
Special SP Maintained and non-maintained special schools, including hospital special schools and academy special schools
All-through AT Excluding PRU / AP and special schools. All-through schools must accommodate both pupils under the age of 7 and over the age of 14
Pupil referral unit / alternative provision (PRU / AP) PR This code is used for pupil referral units, alternative provision academies and alternative provision free schools

You can also download a spreadsheet of all the information we ask for.

Nursery schools

Autumn census

In the autumn census, you need to send us:

Spring census

In the spring census, you need to send us:

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