Important update: SIMS School Workforce Census Patch & Fileset
  November 04 2021

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ESS have identified a serious issue with the School Workforce Census (SWC) within SIMS.
SIMS School Workforce Census
  October 19 2021

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With the School Workforce Census fast approaching SBS is here to help you through it.
SIMS Census Workstation patch & Fileset 1901
  September 09 2021

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ESS SIMS are releasing a workstation patch, due for release Tuesday 14th September, which will need to be installed before the Autumn Census (07/10/21).
*UPDATED* Fileset 1706
  January 22 2021

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Fileset 1706 is now available The latest Fileset is now available 1706 so hit the download button and unzip the folder. Now open SIMS and go to Tools | Setups | Import and click the yellow folder b...
Spring Census 2021
  January 13 2021

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The DfE has confirmed that the Spring Census 2021 will go ahead as planned Following consultations with schools and their representatives, the DfE has decided to go ahead with the school Census Spr...
New Census Fileset 1203 for Summer Census 2019
  May 14 2019

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Capita have now made available the final version of the Census fileset for the summer Census 2019. We are not expecting there to be another one released before the census. As usual, please ensure th...
New Census Fileset 1102 for Spring Census 2019
  January 09 2019

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As notified in the previous blog we have been waiting for a new census fileset which has just been released. This fileset provides the following changes compared to Fileset 1100 and is now available...
New Census Fileset 902 for Summer Census 2018
  May 11 2018

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Please note that this blog was previously issued with an incorrect fileset number. As usual there has been a new fileset released. Please ensure that you have had your Summer upgrade and are on SIM...
SIMS Summer Census guidance
  April 28 2017

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The SIMS Summer Census will be on Thursday 18th May 2017 Our phase-specific documentation will take you step by step through the preparation and production of the Census return. Preparing for th...
Spring Census - Fileset 502
  January 03 2017

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A new Fileset (502) has been made available by Capita for the Spring Census. It contains updates to both the summary report and validation files. Downloading and Applying a Fileset Please check tha...