Download the form

Click here to download the 2018 Excel form.

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The SIMS Census application is quick and easy to use.

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Excel Quickstart guide

Click on links to see relevant sections in the main guidance.

Before completing the Census

  1. Ensure all data is up to date
  2. Download the 2018 Census Form
  3. Rename the file (more...)
  4. Read the introduction page, it contains helpful information

While completing the Census

  1. Refer to the Guidance for help with every question (more...)
  2. Print the form at any stage of the completion process (more...)
  3. If the answer to a question is not available, don't guess, save the form and come back later
  4. Refer to the help information in hover-overs, indicated by a little red arrow next to the question number (more...)

After completing the Census

Go to the 'Validation' tab and ensure that no discrepancies have been detected (more...)

At the bottom of page 5 there are four boxes that must be ticked to confirm that: (more...)

  1. The form has been re-named correctly
  2. All relevant questions have been answered
  3. Answers have been validated by checking the validation sheet
  4. The headteacher/principal has signed off the form

When all the boxes have been checked: upload the completed form.


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