Resources for completing your Workforce Census

Important dates

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020 dry run opens
  • Thursday 5th November 2020 is census day
  • Friday 4th December 2020 is your census submission deadline (unless otherwise advised by your Local Authority)

Guidance from the DfE

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

If you've resolved all your errors and are ready to submit your census, take a look at the DfE’s notepad entries for COLLECT queries guide for help with what explanations to submit for any existing queries.

Download our Census guide

We'll have a dedicated Census Guide for the Workforce Census - Workforce census guide

To solve your queries and errors, check out our Help Centre articles to help you resolve the most common errors and queries - click here for all of our Workforce Census resources.

You can use our searchable spreadsheet to find specific error codes.

Watch our Census Webinars and videos

Join one of our live census webinars to see a demo of how to complete your census:

  • Dry Run - Thursday 22nd October at 11 am
  • Census Day - Wednesday 4th November at 11 am

Click here to sign up

We've also got some quick videos for filling in specific data and errors - click here to watch.

Use the Support of the Arbor Community

We have a whole section of the Arbor Community dedicated to the census. Just click here to join the conversation and get help from other schools and Arbor team members. 

Book a call with our support team

Book in a 15-minute session with our expert support team to help resolve some of your more complex errors and check your census before you submit it. Before the session, work through as much of your census as you can so we can use the session to work through the trickier aspects.

Click here to sign up for a session.

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  • Hi Just to let you know the workforce census is Cheam Fields Primary Academy is being completed by the LEO Academy's central team. This happening for all LEO Academy schools.

    Kind regards

    Lorraine Byrne
    Office Manager

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  • Hi Lorraine, thanks for your comment! If your census is being completed by your central team, they will be able to follow the same guides to complete the census on your school sites. If you have any further questions about how census works, please shoot us an email at myteam@arbor-education.com

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