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.

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Deadline dates

View the deadline dates of information returns by term for the academic year 2020 to 2021 below.

Term 1

Term dates: Thursday 3 September 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020

Autumn break: Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020

Autumn School Census

Date of count: 1 October 2020

Due date: 9 October 2020

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 2

Term dates: Monday 2 November 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020

Christmas break: Monday 21 December to Friday 1 January 2021


Term 3

Term dates: Monday 4 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021

February break: Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021

Persistent absence 

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Spring census

Date of count: 21 January 2021

Due date: 29 January 2021

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 4

Term dates: Monday 22 February 2021 to Thursday 1 April 2021

Easter break: Tuesday 6 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021

Good Friday: 2 April 2021
Easter Monday: 5 April 2021


Term 5

Term dates: Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021

Late spring break: Tuesday 1 June 2021 to Friday 4 June 2021

Bank holiday: Monday 3 May 2021 | Monday 31 May 2021

Persistent absence

Guidance: persistent absence guidance

Summer school census

Date of count: Thursday 20 May 2021

Due date: Friday 28 May 2021

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


Term 6

Term dates: Monday 7 June 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021

Persistent absence

Guidance: Persistent absence guidance

Early Years FSP

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

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Phonics

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

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Key Stage 1

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

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Key Stage 2

Date of count: TBC

Due date: TBC

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Summer holidays

Monday 26 July 2021 to Tuesday 31 August 2021

Key Stage 4

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance

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Key Stage 5

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance

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