Pupil Census Data Overview for Schools

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The school census is the department’s primary source of administrative data about pupils attending schools in England. The Autumn school census will be used to fund the schools block of the dedicated schools grant, 16-19 funding allocations, universal infant free school meals and the pupil premium. During this session will highlight all key information and dates for the Spring Census.



  • Pay as you go - £50
  • Education Data Management Service Customers - Free 


Why should I attend? 

The DfE introduces changes from time to time; we highlight these changes during our sessions and give guidance as to how and what data item is required for the specific termly census

What will the course cover?

  • Identify data items required by the DfE for Spring 2024 Pupil Census.
  • Breakdown business and technical specifications document produced by the DfE.
  • Q& A session to answer specific questions.

Who should attend? 

  • Administrator
  • SBM
  • Data Manager
  • Census Lead


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.


Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Dayo Badipe at adedayo.dadipe@bdsip.co.uk

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact CPDEvents@bdsip.co.uk

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