Use the short videos below to help fill in your on-the-day information and resolve these on-the-day census errors. Just click each title to expand the menu and watch the video, and keep checking back for more!
Adding free school meal information
On census day, the DfE asks you to return information for the number of free school meals taken on census day, and if you have Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students, which students took their Universal Free School Meal Entitlement meal on census day. In this video, we'll walk through how to add this information to your census pages.
Checking and amending class information
On census day, the DfE asks you to return information for the number of teachers and students in each class. If you have Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 students, you'll also be asked to add class activities and provide exemption reasons if a class has more than 30 pupils. In this video, we'll walk through how to add this information to your census pages.
Amending timetable slots
If your primary students are not enrolled in a class at the time of the census, this may be because has not scheduled classes correctly for primary age students. In this video, we'll walk through how to check if you've scheduled classes correctly, and how to make any changes if needed.
Adding pupils or your nursery as guests in your census
If you’ve got guest pupils, you'll need to record them as guest pupils in Arbor. In this video, we'll look at how to add guest pupils and how to exclude nursery pupils from your census (if you've been advised by the DfE to do so).
For Nursery: Part time student statuses
Here's how to input the part-time or not part-time student statuses, which you must fill in to complete your census.
For Nursery: Funded hours, extended hours and hours codes
If you have nursery students here's how to input their funded hours, hours at setting and 30-hours codes, which you must fill in correctly to complete your census.