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Scottish Exchange of Data: school-pupil census

Published: 9 Mar 2020
Learning Directorate
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Information and documentation relating to the provision of data for the annual Schools and Pupils data collection.

9 Mar 2020
Scottish Exchange of Data: 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. 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 Notice relating to children and young people educated in, and the workforce of, Scotland’s schools can be accessed here.

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority to Scottish Government


Individual children


Census day:
Wednesday 16 September 2020

Submission to SG

Tuesday 13 October 2020

GAE deadline

To Be Confirmed

Method of data submission

ProcXed or via SEEMIS

Survey Documentation 2020 uplift

The Specification and Guidance for the 2020 collection has been updated. Changes since the previous version are shown as tracked changes for ease of reference.