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School preference data collections 2017: technical specification
The requirements local authorities should meet when submitting data for the 2017 school preference data collections.
This business and technical specification explains:
- what data local authorities should submit
- how to structure the data in XML
- the validation rules that Department for Education (DfE) will apply to the data
You should also read the common basic data set (CBDS). This defines common data items that we use in our data collections.
More guidance on submitting data to complete the school preference collections is available.