Spring 2024 – School Census – Fileset 2600 series

Current fileset: 2605 – This fileset is available Fileset 2605 – Was rolled out to all Hosted Schools on 25th January, 2024   Hosted Schools Fileset 2605 is available and was applied to Hosted Schools on 25/01/2024 Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2605 – click here This fileset is…

Spring 2024 – School Census Bulletin

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. To jump to the latest SIMS Census documentation and FAQ’s Click here. For Schools wanting the latest documentation for Census and using Arbor or Bromcom  Click here  to jump to the relevant section. Register for…

Autumn 2023 – School Census/SWC Census – Fileset 2506

Current fileset: 2506 – This fileset is now available   Hosted Schools The Fileset 2505 has been applied to all Hosted Schools. The latest fileset 2506 will not be applied automatically and can be downloaded here.   Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2506 – click here This fileset is…

Linking Staff in Pastoral Structure

If you wish to link staff members or teachers to one of your ‘Year Groups’ or ‘Registration Groups’ in your pastoral structure you will need to:   Navigate to Focus>School>Pastoral Structure>Current Structure   then Click on ‘Go’   (Once this is populated you can link staff members.)   YEAR GROUPS To add ‘Head of Year’ to a ‘Year…

Summer 2023 School Census – Fileset 2403

Current fileset: 2403 – This fileset is now available ESS have released the following: The release of this fileset has been ‘driven’ by the release of the WG summary report files. We do not consider the distribution of the re-released DfE files to be a high priority as the School Census Summer 2023 return file…

Autumn 2023 School Census Bulletin

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 viewed at the bottom of this FAQ. Register for our Digital Learning Course (SIMS) – Here – These courses are free for Scomis customers. Census Date:…

Summer 2023 School Census Bulletin

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 viewed at the bottom of this FAQ. Register for our Digital Learning Course (SIMS) – Here – These courses are free for Scomis customers. Census Date:…

Hosted Applications – School adding Internal Shortcuts to side bar

Within the Hosted SIMS Environment, you can set up your own internal shortcuts to parts of SIMS that you use most often.  The information below will take you through adding your own Panel and creating your own Internal Shortcut. Open the side panel by pressing on the double green arrows on upper left Choose the…

Retrieve / View previously authorised Census

If you wish to download a copy on any previous census files you can follow these steps below.   You need to go to Tools>Statutory Returns Tools>Retrieve Authorised Census Return Files: You then need to click on the Census you want, which will highlight the return you want to retrieve: Next you will need to…

Downloading CTF in edge

To download a CTF file from the DfE website in the new edge please follow the below procedures: When you choose to download your CTF from School to School you will get the follow message appear – click OK You will then see the following message appear – you will want to say KEEP You…

How can I view my pre-admission status on my homepage

It is possible to have a graph on your home page which will show you the Application Status of each pre-admission application. To configure the home page to add the Admission Summery click configure in the top right-hand corner of screen shot below: Then drag and drop the Admissions Summery into panel. To add the Admissions Summery Panel…

How can I add new admissions manually?

If you wish to manually add a new pupil as a pre-admission. This could be a one-off pupil needing to be added after you have completed your ATF Import, or numerous pupils – as you do not use the ATF import area (this often applies to Special Schools). Navigate to Focus>Admission>Application or you can use the shortcut…