The specifications, processes and guidance for the electronic transfer of data to enable implementation of coordinated admissions, are available to download from this page.
Documents available for download include
(As required by the Provision of Education (England) Regulations 2008.)
You can now download notes on the specification and technical definition of the file to be sent to the Department on percentages of parents obtaining a preferred secondary school in March 2012. Guidance from the Department (including frequently asked questions and how to provide the data via a web form) will be available early in 2012.
As a result of a change in the definition of the <Country> field in CTF 11 and the move of the <FSMhistory> container out of the <BasicDetails> container in ATF 8 a new schema has been produced. This replaces all previous versions.
The revised XSD for ATF version 8.1 for use in the 2011/2012 admissions round for offers to pupils starting school in September 2012 is available. The following items are available:
XSD schema files for admissions transfer files (APT, ADT, AOT, ASL and ALT) version 8.1 for use in the 2011/12 admissions round are now available. The following items can be downloaded from this page:
Specification and technical definition of the file to be sent to the Department on percentages of parents obtaining a preferred secondary school in March 2012.
PDF, 51 Kb
Supporting documentation for series 8 files for admissions in 2012 and in year admissions for academic year 2011.
PDF, 557 Kb
Schema for the ATF file. Version 8.1.
xsd, 14 Kb
CTF 'includes' files (these must accompany the ATF).
ZIP, 53 Kb
Validated xml example file for ATF, version 8.1.
Excel, 75 Kb
Example file for ATF, version 8.1.
xml, 6 Kb
Changes Log for ATF File Specifications. updated 26 October 2011.
PDF, 13 Kb