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Pupils: Personal Records

Question for Department for Education

UIN 162136, tabled on 9 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is the Government's policy that schools will be required to request children's nationality and country of birth through the termly school census for the academic year 2018-19.

Answered on

12 July 2018

The requirements for the 2018/19 school census were finalised, and communicated to schools, via publication of the 2018/19 school census guidance on 28 June 2018:

From September 2018 onwards, there is no requirement for schools to collect, or hold, nationality, country of birth and proficiency in English data for the purposes of the school census.

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