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 2021 to 2022 below.

Term 1

Term dates: Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021

Autumn break: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021

Autumn School Census

Date of count: Thursday 7 October 2021

Due date: Friday 8 October 2021

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 2

Term dates: Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas break: Monday 20 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022

Phonics Screening Autumn 2021 (all pupils in year 2)

Date of count: Second half of the 2021 autumn term

Due date: to be confirmed


Term 3

Term dates: Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 11 February 2022

February break: Monday 14 February 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022

Persistent absence 

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Spring census

Date of count: Thursday 20 January 2022

Due date: Friday 21 January 2022

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 4

Term dates: Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 1 April 2022

Easter break: Monday 4 April 2022 to Monday 18 April 2022

Good Friday: 15 April 2022
Easter Monday: 18 April 2022


Term 5

Term dates: Tuesday 19 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022

Late spring break: Monday 30 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022

Bank holiday: Monday 2 May 2022 | Thursday 2 June 2022

Persistent absence

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Summer school census

Date of count: Thursday 29 May 2022

Due date: Friday 20 May 2022

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 6

Term dates: Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022

Persistent absence

Guidance: Persistent absence guidance

Early Years FSP

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

Phonics

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

Key Stage 1

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

Key Stage 2

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC


Summer holidays

Monday 25 July 2022 to Friday 2 September 2022

Key Stage 4

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance

Key Stage 5

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance