The CES Census is a survey of Catholic schools in England and Wales. It provides essential information on Catholic education from national to diocesan level, underpinning policy decisions at both local and national levels and enabling the CES to be proactive in promoting Catholic education.
As a result of the hard work of Census Representatives in the dioceses, together with that of the Census team at CES, the response rate in 2012 was nearly 98%, meaning the data could be used with confidence. The Bishops expect schools and colleges to complete the CES Census since only with a high response rate from the entire sector can we demonstrate the diversity and inclusiveness within it.
The 2013 Census opens on 15th January 2013.
A new, dedicated Census website was launched in November 2011. The Census website contains full details of support periods, together with online documentation and other information. It also includes a file upload form, which replaces the FilesAnywhere dropbox used in previous years.
The website URL is https://www.cesewcensus.org.uk.
The CES Census Digest 2012 is available to download below.
A podcast explaining the Census and the current situation of Catholic Education can be found here.
Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Chairman of the Catholic Education Service, spoke to the Catholic Voices Academy on The Future of Catholic Education on 22nd November 2012. His speech can be downloaded here.