MIS Supplier summary for autumn 2020 and Spring 2021

Rachel Moffat made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Education

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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 (i.e. their MIS Supplier).

Please could you provide the following information in an excel spreadsheet containing the following fields:

1. Local authority Number
2. Local authority Name
3. School Unique Reference Number (URN)
4. School name
5. Establishment Type (ie. community School, nursery, Voluntary aided school etc)
6. Establishment phase (i.e. primary, secondary)
7. MIS Software Used
8. Numbers of pupils on roll

NB some previous responses to similar queries by other requesters have excluded the school URN. If it is possible it would be preferable to include the URN, as this helps greatly when matching the census information with other DfE data releases.

Please provide this information from the October 2020 school census.

Thank you in advance for your assistance

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Moffat

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear Rachel Moffat

Thank you for your request dated 12 April about the school census. You
wrote:

“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 (i.e. their MIS Supplier).

Please could you provide the following information in an excel spreadsheet
containing the following fields:

1. Local authority Number
2. Local authority Name
3. School Unique Reference Number (URN)
4. School name
5. Establishment Type (ie. community School, nursery, Voluntary aided
school etc) 6. Establishment phase (i.e. primary, secondary) 7. MIS
Software Used 8. Numbers of pupils on roll

NB some previous responses to similar queries by other requesters have
excluded the school URN. If it is possible it would be preferable to
include the URN, as this helps greatly when matching the census
information with other DfE data releases.

Please provide this information from the October 2020 school census.

Thank you in advance for your assistance

Yours faithfully”
 
I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
An Excel spreadsheet containing the information from the autumn 2020
school census is enclosed. It contains the local authority number, local
authority name, 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.

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Jon Leyshon
Data Operations Division
Department for Education