Arbor MIS

The School Business Services MIS team is an accredited support provider for Arbor, the hassle-free way for schools and trusts to get work done.

SBS is an accredited support provider for Arbor, delivering a wide range of MIS services to suit schools’ finances, staff and vision.

Consisting of ex-deputy headteachers, teachers and educational specialists, the SBS MIS team builds trusting relationships with schools, providing consultancy and training.

Projects include migrations, timetabling and MIS implementation.

In addition to MIS, School Business Services is an onsite, offsite and online support provider for Finance, HR and ICT. It develops its own software SBS Budgets, accessed anywhere via SBS Online.

About Arbor MIS

Arbor MIS (Management Information System) is the hassle-free way for schools and trusts to get work done.

Whether you’re a primary, secondary or MAT, Arbor helps make your essential daily admin more powerful and less stressful – so everyone from your back office to your SLT can get on and focus where it matters most.

We’ve already helped more than 800 schools and MATs make the switch to our smarter cloud-based MIS. With human support at every step!

We offer school and MAT benchmarking too, for free. Head to to learn more.


  • Fastest growing cloud-based MIS for primaries, secondaries and trusts
  • Hassle-free way to get work done – make your essential daily admin less stressful
  • We make data clear so you can use it to focus where it matters most

Offer for SBS Arbor support

Do you already receive support from SBS? Need assistance to maximise your Arbor license?

If so we are excited to offer a 10% discount on Arbor support for existing SBS customers. It’s our view that if you already receive support from us you may also benefit from:

  • Phone and email support 8-5 Monday to Friday throughout the year
  • Consultancy, training and remote services available to purchase at reduced prices
  • Free customer service calls/visits – with hints and tips to work SMARTER

To take advantage of this offer please contact us on the usual number of 0345 222 1551 • Opt 3 or email

SBS Offer for Arbor Insight

Completely Free Performance Analysis Tool for every school and MAT

Arbor Insight is an industry-leading benchmarking tool for every school and MAT in the country. The best part is it’s free for everyone to use!

See your school’s performance on all your key measures from the DfE – including comparisons with similar, national, local and top quintile schools – in easy to read reports you can share with your whole team.

Arbor Insight gives you personalised recommendations for your school, so you can understand exactly where to focus.

SBS are proud to announce that we can offer a 25% discount on the premium reports for all of our customers.

To take advantage of this offer please contact us on the usual number of 0345 222 1551 • Opt 3 or email

Included for free are the interactive ASP dashboards and a School Performance Summary.

Further functionality

If you like the look of these there is a premium option which gives you even more data analysis, including a set of 5 reports showing the gaps between different student groups across attendance attainment. You will get individual reports on Prior Attainment, Ethnicity, Disadvantage, Gender, and SEN. These will allow you to identify which areas in your school to focus on and why.

The paid option will also give you an Attainment and Progress Report across different demographic groups at your school over the last 3 years, and also a Financial Benchmarking Report which will benchmark your school or academy’s income and expenditure patterns over the last 3 years to help identify where to save money and plan your next budget.

Version for Multi-Academy Trusts

Free version
Paid version

The MAT version of the free reports allow you to look at the same information as above but against the schools in your MAT. Drill down to see how individual schools, demographic groups or custom-built clusters are affecting results, or remove schools from your analysis to see how that changes your overall performance.

Our partnership story

We attended an event prior to our accreditation!

We passed our accreditation in Dec 2019!

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We sponsored the Arbor morning group at BETT

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