This local authority (LA) census is carried out each January and covers learners in Alternative Provision - where an individual is attending a school not maintained by an LA but which the authority is paying full tuition fees for. The census also includes records of learners educated outside schools and pupil referral units (PRUs), under arrangements made by the LA.
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Guides and technical documentation for the Alternative Provision (AP) Census 2014.
General article 17 May 2013
News updates and reminders related to the Alternative Provision (AP) Census 2013.
Multi-page article 13 February 2013
Guidance and technical documentation for the 2013 Alternative Provision (AP) Census.
General article 25 January 2013
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Alternative Provision (AP) Census.
FAQ 25 January 2013
Technical documentation and guidance for the 2012 Alternative Provision Census.
General article 22 May 2012
Technical documentation and guidance for the 2011 Alternative Provision Census.
General article 26 April 2012
Alternative Provision (AP) Census news bulletins issued for local authorities between January 2011 and April 2011.
Multi-page article 14 December 2011