NOTES: Before proceeding, please ensure that you have received an ATF from the LA and that it is stored in an accessible location. An intake group andadmission group combination must also have been defined, into which applicants can be imported

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure that you use either CTF or ATF files to import pupil/students into SIMS. Using both methods can produce duplicate entries

Note for Primary Schools with Nursery ClassesSchools that receive an ATF may encounter applicants in the file who are already members of the school, e.g. they are enrolled in a Nursery class. Theseapplicants can be imported as pre-admission pupils but prior to accepting and subsequently admitting them, the admissions officer must record thesechildren as leavers from the Nursery class.NOTE: Applicants do not need to be recorded as a leaver before the file is imported.