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

To ensure email security protocols all files must be encrypted and password protected using 7 Zip.

Download 7 Zip

Download 7 Zip guidance on how to use the programme.

Deadline dates

View the deadline dates of information returns by term for the academic year 2022 to 2023 below.

Term 1

Term dates: Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 21 October 2022

October break: Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 28 October 2022

Autumn census

Date of count: Thursday 6 October 2022

Due date: Friday 7 October 2022

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 2

Term dates: Monday 31 October 2022 to Tuesday 20 December 2022

Christmas break: Monday 19 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023


Term 3

Term dates: Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023

February break: Monday 13 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023

Spring census

Date of count: Thursday 19 January 2023

Due date: Friday 20 January 2023

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 4

Term dates: Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023

Easter break: Monday 3 April 2023 to Friday 14 April 2023

Good Friday: 7 April 2023

Easter Monday: 10 April 2023


Term 5

Term dates: Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday 26 May 2023

Late spring break: Monday 29 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023

Bank holiday: Monday 29 May 2023 

Summer school census

Date of count: Thursday 18 May 2023

Due date: Friday 19 May 2023

Guidance: Census guidance


Term 6

Term dates: Monday 5 June 2023 to Friday 21 July 2023

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Date of count: View Department for Education (DfE) guidance for timetable

Due date: TBC

Phonics

Date of count: View DfE guidance for timetable

Due date: TBC

Key Stage 1

Date of count: View DfE guidance for timetable

Due date: TBC

Key Stage 2

Date of count: View DfE guidance for timetable

Due date: TBC


Summer holidays

Monday 24 July 2023 to Friday 1 September 2023

Key Stage 4

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance

Key Stage 5

Due date: TBC

Guidance: Template / Guidance