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Producing the School Census for Primary Schools – Tutor Led Training

We've listened to your feedback, and can now offer a range of courses delivered by our Scomis training specialists. The School Census Return is required to be completed by maintained Nursery schools, Primary schools, Secondary schools, All Through schools, Special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and Academies in England. School Census is a data collection exercise which provides the Central Government with data from the schools’ management information systems (MIS). The data collected is determined by government requirements but may also be used by local authorities (LA). The specification of the School Census moved from a calendar year basis (spring, summer and autumn) to an academic year basis (autumn, spring and summer) from January 2014 and the date for each collection is set each year.

9th May 2023
9.30 - 12.00
£165 for non-customers, £127 for Scomis customers
1 x 2.5 hour session
Course type
Remote tutor led course
Available Dates
9th May 2023

Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to:

start a census return
create and validate a return
correct any validation errors by editing individual pupil records or by using bulk update
authorise a return
print detailed reports
print a summary of the census.

This course covers preliminary preparation for the school census return, the procedure for creating a return and how to correct any outstanding validation errors.

You should have a working knowledge of SIMS.