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Primary schools in England and Wales can still register to take part in the Let’s Count! education programme from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The census took place on 21 March 2021, but it is not too late to fill in the census questionnaire. Let’s Count! is an exciting opportunity for your school to be a part of this unique event, Census 2021.

The Let’s Count! competition is now closed. Good luck to all the schools that entered. We will be announcing the winners by 18 June 2021. One school will get to announce the Census 2021 population figure of England and Wales for the first time!

“Let’s Count! has been a valuable contribution to our community… and helped us to deepen our curriculum.”

Emma Foster,
Maths Lead and Innovation Lead,
Halley House Primary School, Hackney (Census Rehearsal 2019)

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What is Let’s Count!?

ONS, together with education resource centre, iChild, have developed Let’s Count! to support Census 2021. Let’s Count! is an exciting free education resource programme that teaches children about the census.

The Let’s Count! programme includes 14 cross-curricular resources for you to choose from, covering key areas of the English and Welsh curriculum. Let’s Count! has achieved accreditation from MEI, NATE and the Geographical Association.

Flexible and time-saving resources will support your school through COVID-19, to re-engage children and families in learning and to celebrate local community, as part of your recovery curriculum. They’ve been designed to teach children both in the classroom and at home. You’ll have access to best practice video lessons from MEI that can also be used for remote learning.

This easy-to-use education programme can help improve maths and writing skills, using Census 2021, a significant real-life event, as a stimulus.

The resources even offer professional development training for your teachers, with an exclusive session about progression in statistics across the primary years. Find out more information on the resources on our resource pack page.

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90.9%

of teachers said the Let’s Count! activity made a positive educational impact at their school during Census 2019 Rehearsal.

86.3%

of teachers said they would run the Let’s Count! activity again in 2021.

90.0%

of parents thought Let’s Count! made a positive educational impact at their child’s school and 93.3% said their child enjoyed taking part.

The Let’s Count! competition is now closed. Good luck to all the schools that entered.

We will be announcing the winners by 18 June 2021. One school will get to announce the Census 2021 population figure of England and Wales for the first time!