As part of its initiative to reduce burdens on education and care settings so they are able to focus on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), the DfE has announced the cancellation of School Census Summer 2020.
At this point the DfE's reduction of burdens is for the period until the end of June 2020. The DfE has stated that a decision on its data collections which are not due to go live until later in the year, such as School Census Autumn 2020, will be made in due course.
At this time it is not expected that the DfE will cancel the School Census Autumn 2020, but it is possible that they will make changes to the requirements for this census. We will, of course, keep colleagues informed of any such decisions as and when the DfE notify us.