Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)

14 Jan 2019
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, headteachers of all schools
Priority / Statutory requirement
01 Feb 2019
School Census spring 2019

To inform schools of the arrangements for the School Census in January 2019

Schools are required to make a School Census return in January 2019. The census date will be Thursday 17 January 2019.

Pupil Premium allocation will be based on information reported in this return. Pupils attracting the Pupil Premium will be those eligible for free school meals, children of Forces personnel and children adopted from care.

Early Years Pupil Premium information for eligible pupils in N1, N2, Extended Childcare hours, Disabilty Access fund indicator and 2 year old basis for funding will be collected in this census.

The census file should be uploaded to the COLLECT website no later than Friday 1st February 2019.

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

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

Lesley Goodwin
Lesley Goodwin
Information Analyst (School Census)

Phone: 01273 482298