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 (Autumn Census 2018)
Thank you in advance for your assistance
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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 2018-0047404.
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Thank you for your email dated 03 December 2018 about the school census.
‘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 Number, School Name, School URN,
Establishment Type (i.e. Community School, Nursery, Voluntary Aided
School, etc.), Establishment Phase (i.e. Primary, Secondary), MIS Software
used and Number of pupils on roll
Please provide this information from the Autumn 2018 census.’
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
An Excel spreadsheet containing the requested information 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
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Department for Education
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