This technical specification and XML schema are for software suppliers developing and maintaining CTF files in school and local authority management information systems (MIS).
Schools and local authorities use the CTF to send pupil data when a pupil transfers from one school to another.
The CTF 16 will be valid for use from September 2016.
You should also refer to the common basic data set (CBDS). This defines common data items that schools and local authorities use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.