26/11/2018 – Three Patches to delete data no longer collected by DfE Census
Given the recent position of the DfE no longer collecting Proficient in English (, Pupil Country of Birth ( and Pupil Nationality (, full details available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720748/2018-19_School_Census_Business_and_Technical_Specifications_Version-v1.1.pdf Capita SIMS have release the following three patches in SOLUS3 to delete this data:

  • Patch 24423 – Deletes all records for Proficiency in English information for all past, present and future students. Where a student has multiple proficiency entries, the patch will remove all instances of this.
  • Patch 24433 – Deletes the National Identity for all past, present and future students.
  • Patch 24372 – Deletes the Country of Birth and where present the Nationality (actually called Nation inside the expanded Nationality and Passport Details record, only where passport details are blank) for all past, present and future students

01/11/2018 – SIMS Autumn 2018 Release Now Available
We are pleased to announce that the SIMS Autumn suite of software will be made available to customers by throughout today.  All the release notes have been published Click Here