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School/Pupil Census

Survey Background

The purpose of this collection is to obtain accurate data on publicly funded schools and their pupils. It will be used for statistical analysis and to support evidence-based policy making.

Data is collected from all Local Authority and Grant-aided schools and school centres.

The Pupils in Scotland publications can be accessed here on the Scottish Government website.

Guidance Notes are incorporated into the Data Specification documents. Supplementary guidance in relation to centrally employed teachers is available in the form of a diagram. If you have a question on the guidance please email us in the first instance.

Data may be submitted via ProcXed. A user guide for ProcXed and a link to the login page can be found here.

The Education Statistics Privacy Notes relating to Pupils can be accessed here.

Key Information

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority to Scottish Government

Level

Individual children

Coverage

Census day:
Wednesday 20 September 2017

Submission to SG

Tuesday 17 October 2017

GAE deadline

Director of Education sign-off of GAE pupil data Friday 27 October

Method of data submission

ProcXed or via SEEMIS

Survey Documentation

Survey Documentation 2017 uplift

School Pupil Data Spec 2017 Uplift (including guidance notes)

The Specification and Guidance for the 2017 collection is unchanged from 2016. There may be amendments to clarify definitions and/or enhance guidance notes. Any amendments will be managed under change control. The current version is 1.0.  If you have any specific questions please contact us at ScotXed@gov.scot