From the Spring Census 2023, schools can choose whether they would like to include details of how many compulsory hours a week they are open for in their school census. The first voluntary collection of this data will be in the Spring 2022 School Census, so you won't see any errors in your census about this area until then.
For more information from the DfE about what data is required and when, please see the DfE's Census Data Items guidance.
Recording your hours
Go to School > School Details and click into the Weekly Hours Open field.
Add in the hours in a 00:00 format, then click Save Changes. For example, 25 hours and 30 minutes should be input at 25:30, not 25.50.
What to do if you have errors or queries in your census
As outputting details of your hours in voluntary, you have two options if you have errors in your census. You can either:
- Delete all the information you have recorded to remove the errors.
- Resolve issues in the data - you can see how to do this here.