Information on the scope and business rationale for the school workforce census 2019.


School workforce census 2019: summary report specification

Ref: DFE-00126-2019PDF, 560KB, 34 pages


This document is for software suppliers and users of:

  • school management information systems (MIS)
  • local authority HR and payroll systems

It explains what information software suppliers should include in school summary reports for the school workforce census 2019.

Schools can use the summary report to check the accuracy of their census data before sending it to their local authority or to us.

You should also read the common basic data set (CBDS). This defines common data items that schools and local authorities use in their management software and that we use in our data collections.

More guidance on submitting data for the school workforce census is available.

Published 17 June 2019