In this section you can learn about the process of submitting data for collections and statistical returns. There is also; a timetable for the types of information the Department is responsible for collating, how it is used, along with technical specifications for software developers.
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
Access to the guidance and forms necessary to complete a local safeguarding children board (LSCB) return.
General article 26 November 2013
A comprehensive list of the department's data collections over 12 months.
Article on GOV.UK 18 November 2013
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