This is the most significant census submission of the school year, informing a range of funding and it is essential that headteachers authorise all census data.
We recommend preparing as much of your census data before count day (15 January) and submitting your data on the DfE portal no later than 30th January but any prevailing local authority guidance should be followed.
Changes to data items include: the top-up funding indicator; adopted from care; funded hours and hours at setting required for all pupils with DOBs 01/09/2009 to 31/12/2012; the inclusion of academies in admission appeals; inclusion of PRUs in the termly census; and number of pupils taking up UIFSM. As usual secondary and primary schools are required to submit class details.
Read the guidance here.