Census returns for schools in 2009
Census returns are a statutory requirement on schools under section 537A of the Education Act 1996.
PLASC (Pupil Level Annual School Census)
All schools should now complete the Annual School Census (ASC), see below.
ASC (Annual School Census) 2009
The ASC has replaced PLASC for all maintained secondary schools, CTCs and Academies in England and on a voluntary basis Service Children's Education (Secondary Schools). The term 'secondary school' includes Middle (Deemed Secondary) Schools.
Every maintained secondary school, CTC and Academy in England is expected to complete three Census Returns in the calendar year 2009. There will be one collection each term, or for authorities that operate six term years, collection will be every other term.
DCSF registered software supplier
SDA is registered with the DCSF as a software supplier. If you would like SDA to help with the ASC 2009 return for your school please contact us:
Telephone: 020 7183 5700