This specification is for:
- changes to the previous year’s data collection
- what pupil data to collect from each school
- methods for importing the data into local authorities’ information systems
- guidance on how to structure the data in XML
- guidance on how to check the data against the validation rules
Read this guide along with the common basic data set (CBDS). It defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.