11 Mar 2019
The admission number will no longer exist so it is important to keep a note of it with the school's official roll book. The path required is Routines>Pupil>Delete Pupil Search for the pupil…
25 Jan 2019
Please see the following advice from Capita (SIMS Software developer) Male and Female are currently the only options for gender in SIMS, and it is not possible to create new genders. In…
18 Jan 2019
Schools can provide the department with their addresses in whichever format their data is held within their MIS – either; BS7666 address format, (SAON, PAON, post town or other address items) or;…
26 Mar 2018
These are the steps to follow to bulk update the Parental Salutation and Parental Addressee fields for a student's record. You can update this field one by one via their profile under…
24 Jan 2018
1. Go to Focus>Student>Student Details and select the Linked Documents link. Select the applicable Linked Document and click 'Open'. This will now save the document as a local copy on your machine or open the existing…
10 Nov 2017
Exceptions report states there are missing marks from before the school became an academy but school is unable to find any missing marks. Go to Tools>Setups>CTF Change the export attendance dropdown option…
7 Aug 2017
Linked Documents when opened show as code rather than text. Reset the user's profile. KB18967
16 Jan 2017
If a parent has passed away, you will need to remove them from SIMS to make sure that no reports or letters are sent to them. As this is a sensitive issue…
25 Oct 2016
When in Student Curriculum attempting to change membership dates an error appears End Date is not in an Eligible period - it does not matter which date is entered. Click on the…
18 Apr 2016
  When completing your Assessment Data you will need to be aware of all new students and leavers. In SIMS you can run a Migration Report for Arrivals and Leavers. Reports>Run Reports>Click the +…
6 Aug 2015
To add more options under a medical event i.e. additional options under the Immunisation list. Tools> Maintain Medical Event > Search Select the relevant Event Type i.e. Immunisation and double click to open it >…
19 Sep 2013
 Schools can be supplied with a Photo Import Licence from an accredited school photographer for which there is an annual charge. A list of the accredited photographers can be found at http://www.capita-sims.co.uk/our-partners/accredited-photographers…
29 Apr 2013
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. Schools are given a pupil premium for:…
18 Apr 2013
Within SIMS go to Tools | Setups | User Defined Fields Click New Enter a description for the field. Select a Field Type. For instance, is your UDF to be a single…
17 Apr 2013
The sessions when part-time pupils, i.e. pupils of non-statutory school age, are not required to attend school can be specified using this routine. SIMS then applies the No Attendance Required code to…
16 Nov 2012
To add a historic result or a result for an Exam taken externally to Student Details Exams link, you will need to enter the result by doing the following: In SIMS Tools…
30 Oct 2012
Once you have uploaded your CTF file successfully the ULN Service processes your CTF file and sends it on to MIAP for overnight processing. You will need to wait until the next…
What is a ULN? A Unique Learner Number is a 10-digit number which is unique to the learner and is used in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Why do we need the…
The Autumn upgrade has introduced new options when choosing to export a CTF Routines >  Data Out > Export CTF. You will now be faced with 2 Export Type options. General -…
With the Autumn Upgrade to SIMS the CTF process has been updated. Routines > Data In > Import CTF When Importing a CTF you will be faced with 4 options. General -…
23 Jul 2012
You will need to be a member of either the School Administrator or System Manager user groups in System Manager to run this function. Please see your System Administrator/Manager if you are…