School Census Summer 2019 (England)

Census reference date 16/05/2019


Update 22/02/2019 at 09:00 – Late changes to the DfE specification (2nd Correction)

Please note that we believe that the DfE’s correction to its mistake regarding the allocation of the new LA codes was also incorrect and that the new LA code for Dorset is 838 and not 383 as stated in the DfE official correction document.

We understand that the DfE is likely to make the following changes to its specification for School Census Summer 2019.

  • SEN Need Type of ‘Visual Impairment’ to become ‘Vision Impairment’
  • Validation rule 1530 to accept UPNs assigned with the new LA codes of 838 (Dorset) and 839 (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole).
  • Take account of Early Years Funded Hours being capped at 15 hours from 01/04/2019 onwards.

Added 21/02/2019 at 15:30 – Spring SUS (Support Unit Seminar) Webinar for statutory returns

This Webinar will take place on Wednesday the 27th March between 10:00 and 11:00.  Please use the following link to register your interest in taking part in the Webinar.  I can then use the email address you provide for registration to communicate with you regarding this event and other services that I may be able to offer.

The agenda for this event will include the following.

  • School Census Summer 2019 and a look forward to School Census Autumn 2019
  • CTF 18 and a look forward to CTF 19
  • Pupil Premium for financial year 2019/20 and FSM transitional protection

Added 25/01/2019 at 11:30 – Relevant dates

All date ranges are inclusive.

Census reference date


DfE notional autumn term 2018

From 22/04/2019 to 31/07/2019

DfE notional spring term 2019

From 01/01/2019 to 21/04/2019

DfE notional summer term 2019

From 22/04/2019 to 31/07/2019


Collection from 01/01/2019 to 21/04/2019


Collected from 01/09/2018 to 31/12/2018

Eligibility for FSM

Collected from 18/01/2019 to 16/05/2019

Learning Support

Collected from 01/08/2018 to 16/05/2019