There are NO NEW items


Changes to Existing data items include:


The removal of Proficiency in English, Pupil Nationality and Country of Birth

The DfE guidance states that schools should no longer request this information from parents or retain the data in their MIS for the purpose of transmitting this data to the DfE via the census.

The 3 data items will be removed from the return from October but the fields will remain in SIMS for the time being, we are waiting for Capita to confirm if these fields will be removed entirely.


SEN - Code S for statements is now discontinued.  It will only be collected for pupils with Exclusions from the spring and summer terms of 2018.

The code of NSA for SEN has been strengthened.


Service child indicator will now be collected in all returns 


Secondary schools will have to record data connected with substantial work placements.