Common transfer file 17: specification and schema

Technical information to help software suppliers use the common transfer file (CTF) 17.


Common transfer file 17: specification


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 17 will be valid for use from September 2017.

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.

Published 30 June 2017
Last updated 25 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Routine update to Common transfer file 17: specification.
  2. Updated technical specification and added xml schema files.
  3. First published.