Spring 2024 – School Census – Fileset 2600 series

Current fileset: 2605 – This fileset is available Fileset 2605 – Was rolled out to all Hosted Schools on 25th January, 2024   Hosted Schools Fileset 2605 is available and was applied to Hosted Schools on 25/01/2024 Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2605 – click here This fileset is…

Spring 2024 – School Census Bulletin

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. To jump to the latest SIMS Census documentation and FAQ’s Click here. For Schools wanting the latest documentation for Census and using Arbor or Bromcom  Click here  to jump to the relevant section. Register for…

Autumn 2023 – School Census/SWC Census – Fileset 2506

Current fileset: 2506 – This fileset is now available   Hosted Schools The Fileset 2505 has been applied to all Hosted Schools. The latest fileset 2506 will not be applied automatically and can be downloaded here.   Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2506 – click here This fileset is…

Summer 2023 School Census – Fileset 2403

Current fileset: 2403 – This fileset is now available ESS have released the following: The release of this fileset has been ‘driven’ by the release of the WG summary report files. We do not consider the distribution of the re-released DfE files to be a high priority as the School Census Summer 2023 return file…

Retrieve / View previously authorised Census

If you wish to download a copy on any previous census files you can follow these steps below.   You need to go to Tools>Statutory Returns Tools>Retrieve Authorised Census Return Files: You then need to click on the Census you want, which will highlight the return you want to retrieve: Next you will need to…

Archived – Spring 2023 School Census Bulletin

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation and documentation for schools using Arbor can be viewed at the bottom of this FAQ. Register for our Digital Learning Course – Here – These courses are free for Scomis customers. Census Date: Thursday 19th…

Summer School Census 2023 – Fileset 2401

Current fileset: 2401 – This fileset is now available The DfE provided its baseline release in early April. So, Fileset 2401 is able to provide baseline releases of both the DfE and WG files for the School Census Summer 2023 and the Attendance Collection 2023, respectively. Hosted schools This fileset will be applied to Hosted…

Updating Pupils with Top-Up Funding

Tools | Statutory Return Tools | Update Top-Up Funding to display the Update Pupils with Top-up Funding screen. Any pupils currently recorded as having top-up funding are displayed in the Top-up Funding list (located in the bottom half of the page) Use the Students On-Roll on Census Day search criteria to locate the additional pupils…

School Census – Patches to delete data – Proficiency in English, Pupil Nationality and Country of Birth

Given the recent position of the DfE no longer collecting Proficient in English (1.4.3.2), Pupil Country of Birth (1.4.3.3) and Pupil Nationality (1.4.3.4), Capita SIMS have released the following three patches in SOLUS3 to delete this data: Patch 24423 – Deletes all records for Proficiency in English information for all past, present and future students….

Funded hours & Extended funded hours

Funded Hours and Hours at Setting. Funded hours are the total number of free child care hours that a child receives. All two, three and four year old pupils are eligible for 15 hours funded child care a week. Hours at Setting include funded hours (as described previously) plus any additional hours funded by other…

SEN Provision in the School Census

The school census summary shows Pupils on Roll with SEN Provision and includes Number of SEN Pupils in a mainstream school who are members of a Special Provision (SEN Unit), and Number of SEN Pupils in a mainstream school who are members of a Special Provision (Resourced Provision) If a school has added SEN Provisions…

Unable to run Create and Validate on School Census or SWC

In order to resolve this issue you need to import the latest Manifest File. Go to Tools – Setups –  Import Fileset Click on the browse and browse to the Manifest Files Folder e.g F:\Public\Sims\Manifest Files (if you are Hosted Applications Terminal Server), G:\Sims\Manifest Files (if you are networked) or C:\Sims\Manifest Files (if you are stand…

Pupil has SEN but no SEN type is present

Getting error message in Census that pupil has SEN but no SEN type is present. On checking the student record in:- Student SEN details Tab 3 – Basic SEN Details Status is recorded as P or S and there is a need type recorded with a ranking. The need type must be one of the…

How Can I See Which Students are Free for a Particular Period

In Sims.net go to: Reports Student List General Student List Filter Double click Free at period Select the day and period Ok and Ok again This will filter to the students free for that period You can now sort  the records as you require This is useful for School Census Day to check students free…

Census error 9999 – Module is missing

This error is caused when a Leaver does not have any ethnicity and/or language data recorded. The absence of this module appears to confuse the DfE validation rules.

My School Workforce Census Summary/Detailed Report has No Information Recorded

After creating and validating your School Worforce Census return there are no errors or queries to be checked. Also when looking at the summary report or any of the detailed reports there is no information recorded. The resolution is to: Import the latest fileset Log out of Sims and back in again Create and Validate…