How the ESFA funds census pupils

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From: Education and Skills Funding Agency

We fund pupils recorded on the census data by:

  • including pupils with enrolment status C (current - single registration at the school) or M (current main - dual registration)
  • excluding pupils with enrolment status S (current subsidiary - dual registration) or G (guest - pupil not registered at the school but attending some lessons or sessions)

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Census data related information and guidance:

Sending personal data

If you wish to contact the EDD helpdesk with pupil identifying data, then you should:

  • send the data via the the School to School (S2S) system 
  • complete a service request form informing them that the file is there to download with the nature of the query.

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