Common transfer file 19: specification

Technical information to help software suppliers use the common transfer file (CTF) 19.


Common transfer file 19: specification

Common transfer file 19: schema

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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 19 will be valid for use from September 2019.

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 18 March 2019
Last updated 8 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. XML schema added.
  2. First published.