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School information returns

Medway schools and academies are asked to complete information returns and the following information is provided to help staff with the process.

For more information on specific returns or notes on how to complete a return, read our guidance.

For deadline dates of information returns by term for the academic year 2017/2018 see below:

Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 20 October 2017

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
5 October 2017 Autumn School Census 13 October 2017 Census guidance

Term 2

Monday 30 October to Thursday 21 December 2017

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
Term 1 Persistent Absence
(there is a new procedure
this academic year)
6 November 2017 PA guidance
non-SIMS PA template
tbc Workshop: Spring Census date to be confirmed Booking information

Term 3

Wednesday 3 January to Friday 9 February 2018

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
Term 2 Persistent Absence 8 January 2018 PA guidance
18 January 2018 Spring School Census 26 January 2018 Census guidance
18 January 2018 Form 7LM 26 January 2018 7LM Template

Term 4

Monday 19 February to Thursday 29 March 2018

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
Term 3 Persistent Absence 26 February 2018 PA guidance

Term 5

Monday 16 April to Friday 25 May 2018

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
Term 4 Persistent Absence 23 April 2018 PA guidance
17 May 2018 Summer School Census 25 May 2018 Census guidance

Term 6

Monday 4 June to Friday 20 July 2017

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
Term 5 Persistent Absence 11 June 2018 PA guidance
N/A Early Years FSP tbc Early Years guidance
N/A Phonics tbc Phonics guidance
N/A Key Stage 1 tbc KS1 guidance
N/A Key Stage 2 tbc KS2 guidance

Summer Holidays

Friday 21 July to 4 September 2017

Date of count       Collection/Task               Due date                  Guidance and downloads             
August 2018 Key Stage 4 August 2018 KS4 guidance
KS4 template

August 2018

Key Stage 5

August 2018

KS5 guidance
KS5 template