Information returns guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

We are currently awaiting information from the Department for Education as to arrangements for key stage assessments and the Summer School Census.

As soon as we have this we will publish an update here.

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Information returns guidance

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

7 Zip programme for securing files

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Deadline dates

View the deadline dates of information returns by term for the academic year 2019 to 2020 below.

Term 1

Term dates: Monday 2 September to Friday 18 October 2019

Autumn break: Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October 2019

Autumn School Census

Date of count: 3 October 2019

Due date: 11 October 2019

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 2

Term dates: Monday 28 October to Wednesday 18 December 2019

Christmas break: Thursday 19 December to Wednesday 3 January 2020

Workshop: Spring Census

Date of count: To be confirmed

Due date: To be confirmed

Guidance: Booking information


Term 3

Term dates: Monday 6 January to Friday 14 February 2020

February break: Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020

Persistent absence (special schools only)

Date of count: Term 2

Due date: 8 January 2020

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Spring census

Date of count: 16 January 2020

Due date: 24 January 2020

Guidance: Census guidance

Form 7LM

Date of count: 16 January 2020

Due date: 24 January 2020

Guidance: 7LM Template


Term 4

Term dates: Monday 24 February to Friday 3 April 2020

Easter break: Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020

Good Friday: 10 April 2020
Easter Monday: 13 April 2020


Term 5

Term dates: Monday 20 April to Friday 22 May 2020

Late spring break: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020

Bank holiday: Monday 4 May 2020

Persistent absence (special schools only)

Date of count: Term 4

Due date: 27 April 2020

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Summer school census

Date of count: Not available

Due date: Summer school census 2020 cancelled

Guidance: Important information from the Department for Education – Summer School Census 2020


Term 6

Term dates: Monday 1 June 2020 to Wednesday 22 July 2020

Persistent absence (special schools only)

Date of count: Term 6

Due date: as soon as possible after term ends

Guidance: Persistent absence guidance

Early Years FSP

Date of count: Not available

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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Phonics

Date of count: Not available

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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Key Stage 1

Date of count: Not available

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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Key Stage 2

Date of count: Not available

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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Summer holidays

Thursday 23 July 2020 to Wednesday 2 September 2020

Key Stage 4

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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Key Stage 5

Due date: Assessments and exams for the 2019/2020 academic year have been cancelled

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