Guidance for independent schools to help them with the 2022 school-level annual school census (SLASC).

Applies to England


School level annual school census (SLASC) – registered independent schools 2022: guide

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This guide helps you prepare and submit your school’s 2022 school-level annual school census (SLASC) return.SLASC census day for registered independent schools is Thursday 20 January 2022.

SLASC records:

  • teaching and pupil numbers
  • courses of study
  • pupils with special educational needs
  • looked-after children

It also records:

  • charitable status
  • annual fees and boarding accommodation
  • details of new staff members and proprietors since the last census.

Read more about submitting data for SLASC.

Published 30 September 2021