This page contains guidance for completing the Spring 2024 School Census. It will be updated as and when we receive updates from DfE.
The Spring 2024 School Census file is now available to run.
Access: The permissions required to run and troubleshoot the Census are found in the Census Module of Config>Setup>Roles and Permissions. Each tick box on the right determines which functions are visible/available on the page for users with the selected Role.
Census Date: Thursday 18th January 2024
Return Date: Wednesday 14th February 2024
Please check back in this area for Known Issues.
DfE’s guidance about the Census is published here, including the main changes compared to previous years.
When you’ve resolved all your errors and are ready to submit your census, take a look at the DfE’s COLLECT guides for help with what explanations to submit for any existing queries.
For DfE guidance on which schools and pupils to include see here.
Below are the links to the Spring 2024 guidance documents
New Feature: In addition to the above guidance documents you can now search for detailed guidance on resolving the most common errors or queries in our Help Centre.
Simply type in the Error or Query Number into the Search box
Book onto a Census Overview Webinar
You can book onto one of our free Census Webinars below, there are several dates available for each session;
Secondary Webinar Dates
Wednesday 3rd January – 9:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday 9th January – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday 15th January – 9:30am to 11:30am
Primary Webinar Dates
Thursday 4th January – 9:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday 10th January – 9:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday 16th January – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Watch Webinar Recordings
See below for Spring 2024 Webinar Recordings
Drop in Sessions
For users who have attended one of our Spring Census Webinars but still have follow up questions, we are also hosting six Drop in Sessions via Teams.
To attend a Drop in Session, you must have already attended one of our Spring Census Webinars. The link to join the sessions and dates can be found below;
Friday 19th January 2024 10am to 11am
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 14th February 2024 2pm to 4pm