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School workforce census

About the census

You will already be aware of the requirements of the annual School Workforce Census day on 2 November 2023.

The census is an annual statutory collection of individual level data on teachers and support staff from local authorities, local-authority-maintained schools, and academies.

Census data should be submitted without delay. The deadline is 1 December 2023.

The local authority has a role in co-ordinating and approving the submission of census data from all maintained schools. As part of this function, returns from maintained schools will be reviewed by the authority to ensure that all queries have been resolved. Please ensure your data is submitted by Friday 17 November 2023 to allow for this checking process to take place.

The DfE will not authorise submissions unless all queries and errors are resolved.

Academies are responsible for submitting and approving their own census data, the council has no ability to view these returns via Collect.

Last updated 28 September 2023