Story & Mission

Our Story & Mission

A little more on who we are & what we do

Who are we?

Arbor was founded in 2011 by a small group of people frustrated by how clunky school software was, and how data was often more of a burden than a benefit to schools. We wanted to create a simple, smart Management Information System that would help schools learn from their data and eliminate unnecessary admin

What do we want to accomplish?

We want to grow to help tens of thousands of schools, but we want to do so without sacrificing our purpose. We’re one of the few ed-tech companies who have clearly-defined social goals enshrined into how we work. We continually measure our impact on teacher time and satisfaction, intervention efficacy and ultimately how we can improve student attainment. We’ve also recently raised and invested over $5m from socially-minded investors to help increase our impact both nationally and internationally

So, how’s it going?

We currently work with 333 primary and 77 secondary schools, of which 43 are special schools. We’ve roughly doubled growth every year for the past 3 years, and have grown from 50 to 90 people last year, including hiring a lot of ex-teachers. It’s a really exciting time to be working in the sector as education is being positively impacted by technology at a rate that’s not been seen before. We love creating positive impact at scale!

Join us in our mission to make schools smarter

Are you passionate about helping save teacher time, improving school efficiency and increasing student attainment at scale? Join our team and work with passionate, curious, and ambitious people who want to make a lasting, positive impact on the education sector. Take a look at our current job vacancies below!

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