Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)

10 Sep 2018
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, headteachers of all schools
Priority / Statutory requirement
17 Oct 2018
School Census Autumn 2018

To inform schools of the arrangements for the School Census in October 2018

Schools are required to make a School Census return in October 2018. The census date will be Thursday, 4th October 2018. 

The census file should be uploaded to the COLLECT website no later than Wednesday 17th October 2018.

More detailed information about the School Census, including guidance notes and checklists will be available on cZone.

Telephone support will be available from the Schools Applications Support team on 01273 482519, and email support on

Schools are strongly encouraged to attempt a dry run before census date. Schools ICT run 'live data' training courses for School census returns.  More information on SIMS training courses can be found on or by calling: 01323 747068        

Lesley Goodwin
Lesley Goodwin
Information Analyst (School Census)

Phone: 01273 482298