School MIS suppliers as of the May 2021 school census

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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) as at the May 2021 School Census please.

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

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

Please provide this information from the May 2021 school census.

Thank you in advance for your assistance

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Perry

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear Joshua

Thank you for your email dated 18 June 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) as at
the May 2021 School Census please.

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

1. LA Number
2. School ESTAB code
3. Local authority Name
4. School Unique Reference Number (URN)
5. School name
6. Establishment Type (ie. community School, nursery, Voluntary aided
school etc)
7. Establishment phase (i.e. primary, secondary) 8. MIS Software Used 9.
Numbers of pupils on roll

Please provide this information from the May 2021 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 requested information is enclosed.
This comes from the summer 2021 school census and contains the local
authority number, school establishment number, local authority name,
school URN, 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 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, Data Directorate, Operations Group
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