Resources for completing your School Censuses

Important dates

Autumn Census

  • Dry Run Opens Thursday 19th September 2019
  • Census Day is Thursday 3rd October 2019
  • Census Submission Deadline Wednesday 30th October 2019 (Unless told otherwise by your LA)


Support from our team

To help support you to complete your census, you can book in a 15-minute session with our Support Team. Before the session, try to resolve as many Arbor and DfE Validations as possible so we can focus on supporting you with the trickiest errors during the session.

Click here to book a slot


Census guides

We've got dedicated Census Guides for each census, Autumn, Spring, Summer and Catholic. This census we’ve included three School Census Guides, tailored to your school type! If you have nursery students, use the primary guide, if you have post-16 students use the secondary guide, and if you have both, use the all-through guide.


Guidance from the DfE

The DfE provides lots of guidance on their website you can use to help you complete the Census. You can search for information and find links to more help from this page.


Further guidance from us

Join one of our live census webinars to see a demo of how to complete your census. Click here to sign up to the next session, or here to watch back recordings of our past webinars.

We've also got a searchable spreadsheet and further Help Centre articles to help you resolve the most common errors and queries. Click here for our School Census resources.


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