The DfE offers a provisional COLLECT blade for schools to use to become familiar with the census process. In Arbor, schools can complete what is called a Dry Run - a practise run of your census, where you can solve errors as if it were on or after census day.
Dry Run opens two weeks before Census Day. Please note that we are not able to amend this schedule.
For dates of your upcoming Dry Run and Census day, please see our guidance here: School Census help and guidance
You can no longer generate Dry Runs on or after census day, when you would run your Census.
When submitting your census, you should generate a census file. Do not submit your dry run file, as it will not be accepted.
You have until the deadline to submit your census, but we don't switch the census off.