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.
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.
Find the right fit for your Special School with one of Arbor’s four packages
Our best-of-breed basics:
Everything in Core, plus:
Everything in Comms, plus:
Everything in Perform, plus:
See how Arbor helps schools work better
Arbor has been a huge asset to the school and has had particular strengths in managing the challenges of good communication during Covid-19. We are very satisfied customers and find the product intuitive and easy to use.
Whilst already a brilliant MIS we have been impressed with the pace at which Arbor are adding new features and improvements. Feedback from end users is actively encouraged and it is obvious that updates are based on this feedback.
I liken Arbor to when I got my last car – you could tell the person who designed it probably wanted to drive it. You find, with Arbor, that you’re developing it in a way that makes it easier to use. There are no more spreadsheets going back and forth.
I could talk to you until tomorrow about things that Arbor’s helped with. But for me, it’s not about how much time it saved me, it’s about how much more powerful your impact can be. It means I can do better, smarter, more insightful things.
“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.”
“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!”
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