Dear Department for Education,
I would like to see a breakdown of which Software is used by schools to return the school census to the department e.g. their MIS Supplier.
Please could you provide the following information in an excel spreadsheet containing the following fields:
• Local authority Number
• School Number
• School name
• Establishment Type (ie. community School, nursery, Voluntary aided school etc)
• Establishment phase (i.e. primary, secondary)
• MIS Software Used
• Numbers of pupils on roll
Please provide this information from the most recent complete census (Summer Census 2018)
Thank you in advance for your assistance
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Thank you for your email dated 10 September 2018 about the school
‘I would like to see a breakdown of which software is used by schools to
return the school census to the department e.g. their MIS supplier.
Please could you provide this information in an Excel spreadsheet
containing the following fields:
Local Authority Number
Establishment Type (i.e. Community School, Nursery, Voluntary Aided
Establishment Phase (i.e. Primary, Secondary)
MIS Software used
Number of pupils on roll
Please provide this information from the Summer 2018 census.’
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
An Excel spreadsheet containing the requested information for spring
2018 is enclosed. The spreadsheet contains the local authority number,
establishment number, establishment name, establishment unique reference
number, establishment type, establishment phase, MIS supplier software
code and number of pupils for each school. It is not possible to provide
the software supplier name as this information is not collected.
However, the software supplier code we have included contains the
software supplier name in the majority of cases.
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Department for Education
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