Spring school census 2018

11 Dec 2017

Count day for the spring school census is Thursday, 18 January 2018.

Ensure all your data is up to date, especially those items that are used to inform dedicated school grant funding (DSG), pupil premium and early years pupil premium funding.

The deadline to submit your census is Friday, 19 January 2018.

This is a statutory collection by the department for education (DfE).

Spring census

The DfE will use the spring school census data to inform the funding they give the LA for the Early and High Needs Blocks of DSG Funding.

The Pupil Premium amount for the academic year 2018/19 will be based on the pupils in this census who are eligible for Deprivation Free School Meals, are Post Looked After, or who are classed as Service Children.

The DFE will calculate the amount of Early Years Pupil Premium by collecting the eligibility of nursery pupils in the spring Census. In addition, the spring census is used to produce the published statistics about your school.

We ask that schools run their census on the designated day and we highly recommend that you do at least one trial run before the census day.

You will find useful documentation regarding the spring school census on the EGfL school census page (see related content).

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