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We recently published an article The Challenge of Attendance in 2022. Since it was published there has been a couple of developments.

Educational Settings Status form

DfE only require the Educational Settings Status form to be completed each Thursday instead of daily- unless your setting is closed when a daily return is required. Our Scomis attendance reports will still help collate the figures for the once-a-week return.

DfE voluntary trial on Attendance data collection

The DfE voluntary trial on Attendance data collection via Wonde, has entered it’s second stage. Schools who do not use Wonde currently can now apply. See this link for further details of what data is going to be extracted and how it will/will not be used: Share your daily school attendance data – GOV.UK (

If you are a Scomis hosted school instructions on how to set up Wonde with the hosted platform can found here Setup Wonde (by Schools) for Hosted SIMS – Frequently Asked Questions ( If you would like to speak to the Service desk about this then please ring 01392 385300 or use the MyScomis Customer Portal

The attendance data extracted will be available via a dashboard on the View your education data. DfE are expecting to launch this in April

Using the service:

  • you’ll be able to see data for your school
  • MATs will be able to view the data of the participating schools they are responsible for
  • local authorities will be able to view the data of participating schools within their area