Key dates you need to know
The school census happens 3 times in a school year.
The next census will be the autumn census
- Census date: Thursday 6 October 2022
- Return deadline date: Wednesday 2 November 2022
If you're a maintained school or pupil referral unit (PRU) that submits your census return to your local authority (LA), they may set their own return deadline so do check with them.
Spring and summer census dates for the 2022/23 school year
The spring census will be:
- Census date: Thursday 19 January 2023
- Return deadline date: Wednesday 15 February 2023
The summer census will be:
- Census date: Thursday 18 May 2023
- Return deadline date: Wednesday 14 June 2023
Changes from the previous school census
New items introduced
There will be new data items from the spring 2023 census. These include items on: