Changes to the School Census

Below you will find any changes or updates to the School Census that have been released by the Department for Education. 

  • For full guidance from the DfE on changes to the census, click here.
  • For further information detailing what data your school must return in the Autumn, Spring or Summer census, click here.

Gender Field > Sex 

The Gender field has been replaced by Sex. Please see our guidance here: Sex, Gender and Gender Identity in Arbor and statutory returns. Schools can choose to record Gender Identity but this is not returned in the census.

Expanded Hours (Recording Hours in School) 

For the summer census, an additional field called Expanded hours has been added for recording hours in school for Early Years and Nursery Students: Hours at setting, funded hours, extended or expanded hours and 30 hour funding codes




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