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SIMS School Census Returns Jan 2017

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Are you daunted by the task of completing your School Census Return?

Are you new to school and/or would benefit from additional support completing your School Census Return ?
This half day workshop provides an excellent opportunity to run final checks on your data (following the Link2ICT School Census guidance notes). The workshop will provide an opportunity to utilise the support and knowledge of Link2ICT’s specialist trainers 

Workshop outcomes – upon completing this workshop you will be able to:

Attempt a dry run of your school’s Census return

Link2ICT will assist with resolving any errors/queries that the Census may produce using guidance from the Link2ICT and DFE notes.


IMPORTANT Pre-requisites:

You will need the Link2ICT SIMS School Census notes (download from Link2ICT Knowledge Base at


If you are a HOSTED SIMS School : Please bring your Login Credentials.


If you are a NON HOSTED SIMS School: Please ensure that your SIMS MIS (Management Information System) is upgraded to the latest build  and any file sets have been installed. If in doubt please contact the Service Desk on 0121 303 5100.

Please bring the  IP address of your SIMS workstation and arrange with someone in school to accept your connection.

You will need exclusive rights to your workstation for the duration of the workshop.

During the workshop we will need to remote connect to your computer in school from the Link2ICT Training Room.

For this reason, the workshop is ONLY available to schools who subscribe to Link2ICT and BGFL Connectivity.

This workshop is intended for:


Finance Assistants 

Finance Officers 

School Bursars 

Data Managers


Cost: Free or £179 (per person for non-subscribing schools)


The training venue is Link2ICT,  5th Floor, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Erdington B24 9FD.