General hospital schools census: guide

Guide to help general hospital schools complete their 2023 census.

Applies to England



This guide helps you prepare and submit your school’s annual census return.

Census day for registered general hospital schools is Thursday 19 January 2023.

The census collects the following information from general hospital schools:

  • their contact details
  • how many pupils there are on the attendance register
  • the number of teaching staff and non teaching staff
  • how many pupils have special educational needs (SEN)
  • how many pupils are eligible for free school meals (FSM)

Read more guidance about submitting data for the general hospital schools census.

Published 23 January 2019
Last updated 24 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Published the guidance for the 2023 census.

  2. Added School level annual school census (SLASC) general hospital schools 2022.

  3. Updated the guidance for the 2021 census.

  4. Updated guidance document and census date for the 2020 census.

  5. First published.