The Department for Education School and Workforce Censuses are a statutory requirement for all state-funded schools in England.
- This includes primary, secondary, local authority maintained special and non-maintained special schools; academies including free schools; studio schools and university technical colleges and city technology colleges.
- Independent schools, schools in the Isle of Man and other school's that are not governed by the DfE do not need to complete this Census.
- Independent schools would instead follow these instructions: School Level Annual School Census (SLASC) - Independent Schools Census
If you are unsure whether your school should complete the census or not, please contact the DfE or your Local Authority (LA).