School MIS suppliers as of the Spring 2020 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 e.g. 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 previous responses to similar queries 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 Spring 2020 Census.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Rory Nath

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Thank you for your email dated 3 June about the school census. You wrote:

 

“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:

 

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 previous responses to similar queries 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 Spring 2020 Census.”

 

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

 

The January 2020 school census collection has concluded however, the data
from this census will not be available until after the publication of the
[1]schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical first release
later this month. I have noted your email address and will forward you the
requested information immediately following publication of the
aforementioned statistical first release.

 

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remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

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MERCHANT, Marcia, Department for Education

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Rory

 

Please find attached the information you recently requested about software
suppliers.

 

Kind regards,

 

Marcia

 

Marcia Merchant

Senior Statistical Officer

Education Data Division (EDD) | Data Directorate | Operations Group

Level 2, Bishopsgate House, Darlington, DL1 5QE

 

Tel 01325 340670

 

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Thank you for your email dated 3 June about the school census. You wrote:

 

“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:

 

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 previous responses to similar queries 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 Spring 2020 Census.”

 

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

 

The January 2020 school census collection has concluded however, the data
from this census will not be available until after the publication of the
[1]schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical first release
later this month. I have noted your email address and will forward you the
requested information immediately following publication of the
aforementioned statistical first release.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
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.

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Thank you, Marcia

Rory