The annual CES Census is the source of all school data collected by the CES. The census files submitted to the CES consist of aggregate totals. No data on individual pupils or teaching and support staff are collected in the census. The only personal details collected in the census are:

  • Headteacher name
  • Contact name and email address, used solely for census related communications.

A document that describes the extent to which the CES census falls within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is attached to this article. This document addresses questions that the CES has received from schools that raised concerns about the CES census and privacy of schools’ data.