School MIS Supplier Statistics

Richard Harley 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 e.g. their
MIS supplier.

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

Local Authority Number
School Number
School Name
Establishment Type (i.e. Community School, Nursery, Voluntary Aided
School, etc.)
Establishment Phase (i.e. Primary, Secondary)
MIS Software used
Number of pupils on roll

Please provide this information from the most recent complete
census (October/15).

Thank you in advance for your help - it is much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Rich Harley

Department for Education

Dear Mr Harley

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 2015-0050875.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dear Rich

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 12th November 2015. You requested an ‘Excel spreadsheet containing the following fields: Local Authority Number, School Number, School Name, 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.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

An Excel spreadsheet containing the information requested is enclosed. The spreadsheet contains the local authority number, establishment 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.

I have provided data from the autumn school census 2015.

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Kirsty Bennett,
Data Development Unit,
2nd Floor, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington DL1 5QE
01325 340342

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