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Administration and finance

School Census and School Workforce Census

Census dates

School census

  • Autumn 2023: Census date: 05 October 2023 (return by 10 October 2023)
  • Spring 2024: Census date: 18 January 2024 (return by 23 January 2024)
  • Summer 2024: Census date: 16 May 2024 (return by 21 May 2024) 

School workforce census

  • Autumn 2023: Census date: 02 November 2023 (return by 10 November 2023)


School census

School workforce census

Guidance notes

School census

School workforce census

Pupil forecasts

Please note: the Pupil Forecast Sheets are no longer required.  School Finance use the school census numbers on roll and the School Forecast Module to support them in their work. The School Forecast Module can be accessed by the following link;

Additional guidance and templates

Additional guidance notes

SIMS notes


*The S11 admission form is a sample form which captures information required for the school census and other information that might be relevant to schools. It is not a mandatory form that schools must use, schools can produce their own collection form, or amend the sample form as they consider necessary.  Please email and we will send you a copy of the form.

School census statistics