What is included in a CTF?

A Common Transfer File (CTF) is a standard format for sending student data between schools, often used when a student transfers schools. A CTF can be used to:

  • Create new student profiles
  • Update information on an existing student profile

What is included in a CTF?

This DfE guidance explains what is required to be included in a CTF. Arbor CTFs will only include and import what is outlined in this guidance.

What isn't included?

I have imported a CTF and there is a Medical Flag. What is this?

When importing a CTF, the file will recognise there is a medical condition attached. As Medical Conditions can be different in different MISs, a medical flag is shown on the student's profile. This is because Medical Condition details are vital pieces of information that need to be maintained.

You will need to contact the student's previous school to find out exactly what their Medical Condition is. 

If you need to add a Medical Condition, you can follow this article.


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