Alternative Provision is commissioned by local authorities and schools for pupils who cannot attend a mainstream or special school, or who are disengaged from education or at risk of exclusion.
The Alternative Provision Census is a statutory annual collection of individual level data on pupils from local authorities and takes place on the third Thursday in January. The Census covers all pupils who are either attending a school not maintained by an LA for whom the authority is paying full tuition fees or educated under arrangements made (and funded) by the authority but not in a school or a pupil referral unit (PRU).
The Census date for 2012 will be Thursday 19th January.
The associated resources section on this page contains the following:
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Alternative Provision Guidance 2012
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Frequently asked questions for the 2012 Alternative Provision Census,
PDF, 90 Kb
Guidance for local authoiries on using COLLECT to submit data for the 2012 Alternative Provision Census.
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Version 1.4 - spreadsheet which converts CSV data to XML data for the 2012 Alternative Provision Census return - released 28 February 2012.
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Version 1.0 - contains XML schema files for the 2012 Alternative Provsion Census.
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Version 1.1 - business and technical specification for the 2012 Alternative Provsion Census - released 29 July 2011.
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