17 Dec 2021
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation and documentation for schools using Arbor can be…
Due to late changes by the Department for Education to its specification regarding the date range for the funding of 4-year-old's ESS have issued Consolidated Database Patch D and Fileset 2002 which…
  Fileset 2003 has been released. Hosted schools This fileset has been applied to hosted schools. Non-hosted Schools  This fileset has been released in SOLUS or to download this fileset please click…
3 Nov 2021
The Autumn 2021 SIMS Upgrade (V7.202) & FMS (V6.202) is planned to be rolled out over the weekend starting from 5pm on Friday 19th November 2021. (Scomis Hosted users please log off…
25 Oct 2021
Autumn 2021 SIMS Update New functionality in the SIMS Autumn release, includes adding lookups for Covid medical events; adding UPN, achievement\behaviour points or Pupil Premium to marksheets; adding additional information such as…
20 Oct 2021
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Workforce Census. It contains links to relevant documentation and information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. Register for our SIMS Digital Learning…
19 Oct 2021
Hosted Schools: Schools have recently received contact from JCQ to update the A2C Migration App to the new A2C Transport App: The latest A2C Transport app has been installed as recommended by…
18 Oct 2021
This patch provides all the improvements to the English statutory returns for the SIMS Summer Release that have to date been delivered via individual generic database patches plus several new improvements.  Individual…
Devon Schools should upload their Phonics CTF files to Babcock through the Devon Transfer - Anycomms route.  Babcock have requested that uploads are completed before 10 December 2021 For Scomis Hosted SIMS…
23 Sep 2021
The screenshots below are an example of how to record a repeating year 13. Using a student named Hannah will illustrate a method for taking account of students repeating year 13 and…
16 Sep 2021
  Fileset 2001 has been released. Hosted schools This fileset has been applied to hosted schools. Non-hosted Schools  This fileset has been released in SOLUS. Please note, please ensure that Consolidated Database…
15 Sep 2021
The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a statutory assessment from September 2021 onwards. It provides a snapshot of where pupils are when they arrive at school. It will provide a starting point…
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation can be viewed at the bottom of this…
14 Sep 2021
Due to late changes by the Department for Education to the Common Basic Data Set for the School Census.  ESS have issued Workstation Patch 1 which will need to be applied to…
7 Jul 2021
In February, ESS SIMS was acquired by new independent owners and is therefore no longer part of Capita. As of the 21st May 2021 the legal name of the company formerly known…
30 Jun 2021
Go to Focus > School > School Diary. Find the correct date and right click on this field and select 'New Staff Training'. Enter 'Staff Training Day' as the category and ensure the…
22 Jun 2021
  When trying to download DCC Finance Forms - I am getting an error saying link has been removed. Who do I contact? Forms - Support for schools (devon.gov.uk) When selecting Finance…
26 May 2021
Routines > Staff > Delete Staff In most cases, it is not possible to delete the entire record of a staff member because of the complexity of links to other data within…
24 May 2021
Capita have changed the service URL for their SOLUS3 Platform: The old URL was http://s3dl.capitasolus.co.uk The new URL is http://s3dl.ess-solus.co.uk What is the impact for users of SOLUS3? The downloading of patches and updates…
How to view pupil UPN's on an Assessment or Exams Marksheet The DfE states "UPNs are not [to be] printed or written on any reports or similar documents • UPNs are not…
19 May 2021
  Local Authorities receiving attendance data via B2B have reported that since the introduction of the Covid-19 absence subcodes, information being transferred is not as accurate as required. Patch 26491 has been…
6 May 2021
It is possible to connect to the Scomis Hosted Application Service ie hosted SIMS using Apple IOS Android devices and Android devices from home or in school using the Microsoft Remote Desktop…