Filesets for Statutory Returns

Bringing together all of the information you need to stay up to date with Filesets for each SIMS release.

Importance of Filesets

Filesets provide some of the most important aspects of coding for most of the Statutory Returns.  Although the most common reason for a new version of a Fileset for a particular release are corrections made by the DfE to their Summary Reports and Validation Reports. Filesets listed below are able to be downloaded then imported into SIMS to ensure that your statutory return meets the requirements of the DfE and is accurately validated prior to authorisation.

(Your current installed Fileset version is included in the header at the top of your census window e.g. Routines | Statutory Returns | School Census)

Supporting Documents and Files

As part of enhancements to Sims .net the process for importing Filesets has been amended.

The DfE Fileset will still be released by the DfE however schools no longer need to manually import the Fileset into their Sims system.

The MIS Team can now schedule an automated import of the DfE Fileset into your Sims . net database, this will save you time and ensure the accuracy of your Census Summary and Detailed Reports for data checks prior to authorisation of your Census.

If you have any queries please contact the MIS Team on 0191 4338525 (Option 1).