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Producing the School Census for Primary Schools in SIMS – Tutor Led Training

Delegates are taken through the preliminary preparation for the census return, including the procedure for creating a return and correcting any outstanding validation errors. The course also explores the changes to the data requirements of the current return together with requirements for other returns. This course is not suitable for delegates from an independent school.

21st September 2023
Start times are variable - see course dates
£127 for Scomis customers and £165 for non-customers
1 x 2.5 hour session
Course type
Remote tutor led course
Available Dates
21st September 2023 - 9.30 - 12.00

Benefits of attending

To learn how to prepare for the census return with hands-on experience and to find out about changes to data collection and census processes.

What you will learn

• Creating and validating a return.
• Correcting any validation errors by editing individual pupil records or by using bulk update.
• Authorising a return.
• Printing detailed reports for data checks.
• Printing a summary of the census.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at staff with responsibility for preparing the statutory school census return.

Also Consider:
Producing the School Workforce Census in SIMS – Tutor Led Training (

You should have a working knowledge of SIMS.