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 2013 was over 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 2014 Census opens on 14th January in Wales and 16th January in England.
Completed Census returns are uploaded at the Census website, which also contains full details of support periods, online documentation and other information.
The website URL is https://www.cesewcensus.org.uk.
The CES Census Digest 2013 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.