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 (Spring Census 2019)
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
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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 2019-0014283.
Department for Education
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Tel: 0370 000 2288
Thank you for your email dated 08 April about the school census. You
“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
•Establishment Type (ie. community School, nursery, Voluntary aided school
•Establishment phase (i.e. primary, secondary)
•MIS Software Used
•Numbers of pupils on roll
Please provide this information from the most recent complete census
(Spring Census 2019).”
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The January 2019 school census collection has concluded however, the data
from this census will not be available until after the publication of the
schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical first release in
June 2019. I have noted your email address and will forward you the
requested information immediately following publication of the
aforementioned statistical first release.
In the meantime, an Excel spreadsheet containing the latest available
information is enclosed. This comes from the 2018 autumn school census and
contains the local authority number, establishment (school) number, school
name, establishment type, establishment phase, software supplier code and
the number of pupils in each school. 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.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
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make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Department for Education
Please find attached the school census spring software supplier statistics
as previously requested via FOI.
Education Data Division (EDD) | Data Directorate | Operations Group
Level 2, Bishopsgate House, Darlington, DL1 5QE
Tel: 01325 340432 – Extension: 640432
Email: [email address]
Please note: I am part time and Friday is my non-working day.
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