School workforce census (SWC)

The school workforce return is a statutory collection required by the DfE, which this year takes place on Thursday, 2 November 2017.

You should make this statutory return using the school workforce census part of your MIS and upload it to collect by Friday, 3 November 2017.

Useful documents

You can view any of these items by clicking on them once. To save them to your computer:

  • Right click on the link and choose 'save as' from the list
  • Select a suitable location by clicking on the drop down arrow next to the 'save in' box that appears
  • Choose somewhere obvious (e.g. the desktop) and click on 'save'.

Please note: due to their large size it can take a while for these files to open.

DfE specifications

2017 school workforce census guide for school employed staff (GOV.UK)
School teachers's pay and conditions document 2017 (GOV.UK)

Capita instructions

Preparing for the school workforce return 2017 (pdf)
Producing the school workforce census 2017 return (pdf)
Quick reference sheet – maintaining service term information (pdf)
School workforce errors and resolutions 2017 (pdf)

Ealing step by step instructions

SWC 2017 for Ealing primary, nursery and special schools (pdf)
SWC 2017 for Ealing secondary schools (pdf)

Ealing guide to service terms 2017 - September edition
Checking your school workforce census summary
Ealing privacy notice (pdf)
Latest JACs codes (excel)
National Qualifications Framework (NQF) List (pdf)


Fiona Bradley, Ealing schools data co-ordinator
Tel: 020 8825 6065

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Last updated: 22 Jan 2018