Dear Department for Education,
I am looking for a spreadsheet which shows which MIS provider was used by Independent schools to return their Summer 2019 (or Autumn 2019) Census.
I have found previous requests but they only seem to contain non-independent schools.
Required DFES number, name of school and MIS provider
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Dear Rachel Moffat
Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
correspondence has been allocated reference number 2019-0038446.
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Thank you for your email dated 29 October about the school census. You
‘’I am looking for a spreadsheet which shows which MIS provider was used
by Independent schools to return their Summer 2019 (or Autumn 2019)
I have found previous requests but they only seem to contain
Required DFES number, name of school and MIS provider’’
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Independent schools do not complete the termly school census data
collection and instead complete the School Level Annual School Census
(SLASC) data collection.
An Excel spreadsheet containing the requested information is enclosed.
This comes from the 2019 SLASC collection and contains the DfE number,
school name and software supplier code.
School name was not returned in all cases during the 2019 collection, we
are unable to impute this with what is held on get information about
schools (GIAS) as aware it is currently being updated with accurate
It is not possible to provide the software supplier name as this is
information is not held. However, the included software supplier code
contains the software supplier name in the majority of cases.
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Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Department for Education
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