Annal Nayyar bloggs detail on the Pupil count (DSG 2013-14)

The Dfe have published the basis behind the DSG pupil count – The pupil numbers used to determine the 2013-14 Schools Block allocations are given by:

From the October 2012 School Census:

All pupils in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools, and academies which are going through recoupment at census date, in National Curriculum year groups R-11 aged 4 or above at 31st August 2012;

All pupils in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools, and academies which are going through recoupment at census date, whose National Curriculum year group is missing or ‘X’ aged 4 to 15 at 31st August 2012.

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From the January 2012 Alternative Provision Census: all pupils in independent schools without a statement of SEN aged 4 to 15 at 31st August 2011.

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From the January 2012 School Census and October 2011 School Census: the increase (where applicable) in the number of National Curriculum year group R pupils aged 4 or above at 31st August 2011, in January 2012, compared to the October 2011 National Curriculum year group R figures, for maintained nursery and primary schools and academies which are going through recoupment at census date. This is the Reception Uplift; see below for more details.

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The number of funded places in SEN unit or Resourced provision in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools, and academies which are going through

recoupment at census date. This information was provided by Local Authorities in August 2012.

The School Census provides data on pupils in every maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special school, including pupils in Academies going through recoupment in 2012-13. The count point for the October 2012 School Census is 4th October.

The Alternative Provision census captures pupils for whom an English local authority has a financial responsibility, and if not included on the AP Census, would not be picked up by other collections for DSG funding purposes. The count point for the January 2012 Alternative Provision census is 19th January.

 

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