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The census data is used to allocate core funding for both pre-16 and post-16 pupils, so accuracy is crucial, as well as setting aside staffing and time to this essential task.
The Autumn Census date for 2016/17 was 6 October 2016, and voting closed 2 November 2016.
The Spring Census date was 19 January 2017 and the deadline for submitting data is Wednesday 15 February 2017.
More information and guidance on data collection issued by the DfE can be accessed here.
See also our advice on School Census: Nationality and country of birth information
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