In this section you can learn how to submit data for collections and statistical returns. Technical specifications are available for software developers.
There is a timetable that describes the types of information the department is responsible for collating and how it is used.
You may also be interested in statistical and other research related publications, available from the Research section.
Technical specification for software suppliers, educators and local authorities completing returns for the key stage 2 data collection 2014.
Article on GOV.UK 03 December 2013
A comprehensive list of the department's data collections over 12 months.
Article on GOV.UK 18 November 2013
How local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) should gather information to complete the annual child death data collection.
Multi-page article 30 January 2014
Information on suggested texts for use by local authorities, schools and academies in privacy notices for the collection of data in the school, early years, children in need and school workforce censuses.
General article 10 July 2013