This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Systems and School Support Manager, Paul Brotherton, for the attention of Data Managers, Business Managers and Headteachers.
The next DfE school census return is the Spring School Census 2020. The collection date is Thursday 16th January 2020.
All schools, including Academies and Free Schools, are asked to make at least a first submission to the LA by Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
Final returns must be with the LA by Wednesday 29th January 2020.
Please note, there are changes to this census so schools are strongly encouraged to review available documentation and complete a dry run at the earliest opportunity.
SIMS schools will need to be on v 7.190, plus must apply database patch 25529 and fileset 1403 as a minimum before completing a return.
Further information and guidance can be found within the attached letter and guidance documents. Please feel free to contact us with any queries by e-mailing email@example.com.
Many thanks for your continued co-operation, your efforts are always appreciated.