Management Information System (MIS) for schools
Choose a better way to work
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.
Find the right fit for your school with one of Arbor’s three packages
All Core features, plus:
All Core and Comms features, plus:
See how Arbor helps schools work better
“I love Arbor. I don’t know why we stuck with our old MIS for so long. With COVID-19, you have been so great and have been coming up with solutions before we have even realised what the changes are needed! It’s amazing!”
“Arbor’s cloud based MIS has not only allowed remote working within what is a challenging, time sensitive period; but also given the exact information required without the need for additional query templates to be set up.”
“We were a bit nervous about the move from [our old system] to Arbor, as you would be, but we’ve all really embraced it and are loving the system. It’s so user-friendly!”
“Since we moved from our old MIS we have never looked back and there isn’t a day that goes by without someone saying ‘God, I just love Arbor!’Nothing is ever too small of an issue when you call. Arbor flows so much better than [our previous MIS]; it’s user-friendly while giving you vast information but at the same time it doesn’t overwhelm or confuse. Arbor is that good you actually want to spend time playing on it creating custom reports, finding out what it can do.”
“I’d been working with our old MIS system both in support roles and as the Data Manager here for over 20 years, so I think everyone was really surprised at how I embraced the change to Arbor. But I could see at an early stage of the implementation process that it had some really powerful and easy to use features for creating custom groups and sending out communications for all the curriculum groups as well as the custom groups. I really wouldn’t want to go back to the old system.”
“Arbor has been a really great exercise in helping us step back and question the way we were doing things, and asking ourselves: ‘Why do we do that?’ and ‘Can we do things a different way?’ For example, parents’ evenings used to be this massive deal, but with Arbor, it’s easy. Another example is exams; Arbor gave us an opportunity to question how we were running exams at Pool and see if there was a better way.”
“I love Arbor because the MIS and team helped us gain the GOOD rating that we so desperately deserved after a tough few years! The staff at Baxter College were able to show the amazing work they do day in and day out, to Ofsted thanks to Arbor.”
“Arbor has improved the statistics that we can get, regarding behaviour and attendance, to allow senior leadership teams to make better informed decisions to drive improvement. With Arbor, the right information is in the right place at the right time. E.g. Detentions are automated to send a report to go to form tutors two minutes before afternoon registration session. This has helped improve students’ behaviour.”
“We genuinely love the Arbor system and the team behind it who seem to just want the whole system to succeed at the Lakes. There’s always a bit of heart in the mouth when you instigate such change in a school and I would just like to say a huge thank you to yourself and your team, who really have looked after us and who have wholeheartedly helped us confirm that the decision to change to Arbor was the right one.”
“If you’re looking for an MIS which does everything, there’s no other option really. When we met Arbor, you could just tell this was a different way of doing things. There was a degree of ambition that matched what we wanted to do for our school.”
“If I had to talk to a school that was thinking about changing to Arbor, the one thing I would tell them is to just do it, because your data will actually mean something to you. Instead of inputting data and not really appreciating why or what it means, you will get a view of what is actually happening in your school.”
“The biggest win for us is having family information, attendance, behaviour logs, assessment data and interventions all in one place […] Arbor has transformed the way we operate because we now work in real time and update information constantly – the data and information we hold is easy to access and dynamic, allowing teachers and support staff to use the system from anywhere at a time that suits them.”
“The system is fast and easy to use, very visual and user friendly and the support is exceptional. It is far less stressful to navigate than SIMS! We have had other companies before where you never get the same person twice answering your queries, so you are forever having to repeat yourself. I recommend other schools to Arbor all the time!”
“It’s simple and easy to use, makes getting data much quicker, and there’s an overall fantastic service. The look and feel of the Arbor platform has engaged all of our staff, whether they be teachers, support or admin. Finally, we feel we are now in the 21st Century!”
“Something I love about Arbor is the fact that it’s multi-functional across the school. By that I mean that most areas of the school use Arbor, whereas with our previous MIS provider, we found that it was only really the School Office staff that were using it – classroom teachers were using it to take the register in their classes, but that was about it! Now everyone in school knows how to use it. Arbor is a school-wide tool, not an office-based MIS System.”
“I love Arbor – it is making my life so much easier and saves me so much time! Assessments are so much easier and are so clear!”
“We love it! There is nothing more to say – it’s great!”
“We were a bit nervous about the move from SIMS to Arbor, as you would be, but we’ve all really embraced it and are loving the system. It’s so user friendly!”
“Arbor has transformed the way the school works by having everything in one place. It’s easy and intuitive to use allowing us to focus on what matters most in the school, the students.”
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