Management Information System (MIS) for schools
Your MAT’s mission control
At Arbor, our School MIS and MAT-level MIS are designed to work as one, seamless pair of systems - giving you the tools you need to work together as
one organisation, at last. More than just a dashboard, MAT MIS gives your central team a dedicated tool where information and actions flow both ways: school-up and trust-down.
We make it easy for your central team to act on data within the system for fast, contextualised decision-making — with no need to log in to individual schools.
If you want to standardise everything across your schools, you can. If you just want to take care of back-office admin to free up schools to focus on teaching and learning, you can do that too.
MAT MIS uniquely brings MIS, Assessment and HR features together. Our HR tools let your central teams access your Single Central Record and manage staff records, contracts and checks, all in one place.
We’ll take the time to truly understand your MAT and your goals – then help you meet them, year after year.
View your schools’ data clearly as soon as you login — no fiddly setup required. Benchmark phases, demographics and individual schools against each other.
See every assessment mark for each student in your trust, view the raw data and live feed it out for further analysis. View assessment marks over time, plot progress and identify any actions you need to take.
Build custom reports in minutes and share them automatically with stakeholders on a schedule. Save time by using our ready-made report templates and customise to suit your needs.
Built-in Live Feeds allow you to explore your data in new ways with tools like Microsoft Power BI, Excel, Google Data Studio and Google Sheets. MAT MIS also integrates with leading tools like Inventry and iTrent.
Get simple, at-a-glance overviews of key performance measures
Lightning-fast digital registers – no more paper!
Build reports using any data point in Arbor. Schedule them to run daily, weekly, or termly
Track your pupils’ formative progress through school
Create seating plans and manage your class
Track summative progress
Record, reward and report on behaviour
Log in to see updates and make payments
Send and receive SMS and email and search all school comms
Assign and report on SEN
Connect third-party systems to Arbor
Online and offline payments for meals, clubs and trips
Communicate with parents on the go
Complete your census quickly and easily without repeated resubmissions
Easily schedule activities and link to consents and payments
Automatic escalation of tasks and chasing via email and SMS
Securely permissioned access to child protection data
Auto-submit central returns
Fully functional TimeTabler add-on
Link all your data to Excel via live feed for seamless custom reporting
School, staff and student calendars, linked to your mobile
Choose and manage meals across the school
Automatic messaging, scheduling and management
Add interventions and monitor for effectiveness
Manage school exams end-to-end
Instant insight into the effectiveness of your interventions over time
Record, reward and report on behaviour and manage detentions
Lightning-fast registers – no more paper!
Link all your data to Excel or PowerBI via live feed for seamless custom reporting
Track your pupils’ progress through school
Send and receive SMS and email, with a fully-searchable log
School, staff and student calendars
Create assessment frameworks that fit your students’ unique needs
See holistic information about a child all in one place, including notes, behaviour and comms
Record, reward and report on behaviour in a way that suits your students
Automatic escalation of tasks & chasing via email and SMS
See all your schools’ data in one place, combining MIS, in-year progress and national data together.
Customise levels of user access to keep information secure.
Build custom trust, school, student or staff reports and schedule to automatically send to school stakeholders.
See performance and finance data from the DfE integrated with your schools’ live, in-year data.
Create unique UDFs for your trust and push down to schools for consistency across your trust.
Set policies at trust level and push down for consistency across your schools.
Compare grades over time, and drill down to Student Profiles to take action.
Send emails to multiple groups of staff, students and parents across your MAT.
Keep track of staff absences, appraisals and objectives
Sync data securely between Arbor and your digital learning platform
Visualise your data any way you want to
Record and track staff information. Add contract details, qualifications and checks, and record absences.
Integrate with Power BI, CoreHR, iTrent and Inventry, to reduce data duplication.
See which schools have completed Census, and which need help.
Get notified when a school falls below a threshold you’ve set.
No fiddly set up required! MAT MIS works out-of-the-box.
Click into your schools’ sites straight from MAT MIS to follow up or take action.
Check the status of your messages, see what has been sent and when, and be reassured your emails have successfully been delivered.
Report on staff contracts, pay scales and absences.
See how much money is coming in and out of your school each month, who’s owed and what’s spent – and drill down to the last penny.
Arbor Finance automatically cross checks your payments against your statements, so you can reconcile transactions – or spot errors – fast.
Keep a strict audit trail with secure, role-based permissions and detailed, user-level reporting.
Send invoices, create receipts and raise credit notes in one place. Track it all and see who owes what at a glance.
Share key data with your LA, headteacher or governors in the format they need to see it in Or export everything into Excel, PDF and CSV.
Essential reports like the CFR are built-in and ready to go.
Create and track POs, or link up with suppliers’ catalogues directly to make repeat orders a breeze.
Take one more step towards a paperless office and approve transactions and payments securely, from anywhere, with digital approvals.
Work from anywhere and at any time. Finally say goodbye to server bulk and costs.
“United Learning are excited to realise the benefits that a modern cloud-based MIS such as Arbor will bring to our schools – resilience, mobility, security and the reduced costs of a single, highly capable tool.”
“When the LEO Academy Trust was looking to move to a cloud based MIS, financial savings and value for money was hugely important. Having moved to Arbor, we have saved money on third party products which we no longer require as they are included in the core functionality of Arbor.”
“We were looking for a more modern MIS that suited the needs of us as a modern organisation. We went through the tender process and found that Arbor was the best solution for those needs. It’s intuitive and easy-to-use and it gives the people in our trust back the ownership over the data that they need. Now, we can easily access key bits of data in a few clicks, whereas before, we had to ask someone to run a report to get basic bits of information.”
“Working with Arbor is a pleasure in every way. It is an exceptional tool, but the people make the real difference with their friendly but professional manner, clear knowledge of the system, and most of all, a strong passion and desire for delivering the desired outcomes and improving features and functionality. They listen and act. We can not endorse Arbor enough.”
“Arbor’s simple interface is easy to use, and we love the MAT reporting tool – the ability to see MAT data in one place without having to contact all schools individually has saved us so much time!”
“Our Trust needs a user friendly, one stop shop MIS that also provides analytics. Arbor stands out from the crowd. We love the look, feel and flexibility of Arbor. All of our “can we” questions have received a resounding yes. Support and communication has been excellent. We are so pleased to be their 1000th customer!”
“We chose Arbor as the MIS for all our schools as we knew we wanted to have a cloud-based product. This was important for our Trust as our schools cover a wide geographical area. We can access all of our data and information wherever we are, whenever we need it.”
Find the right fit for your trust with one of Arbor's three packages.
All Essentials features, plus:
All Essentials and Plus features, plus:
We’ve developed training and consultancy to better support you and your school's, contact your Account Manager to find out more or visit our support centre.
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