SIMS Spring Release 2017

SIMS Spring release

The next SIMS update is due for release on Friday 10th March 2017.

If we usually run the upgrade for you, please contact our MIS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 as soon as possible so that we can book in a date. Please ensure that you also agree this date with your school IT support person (if your school receives IT support from SBS, we will do this on your behalf).

The Spring release contains all the elements required for the Summer Census, which is on 18th May 2017. It also includes latest the assessment resources to enable schools to carry out their End of Key Stage processing.

Did you know that we offer a remote End of Key Stage service which will ensure that everything is ready in Assessment Manager to record results, generate subsequent reports and submit the data. Please do contact us if you would like to book this and/or a Census remote service for your school.

Once the SIMS upgrade has been run at your school you will be able to check out the changes and new features by clicking the Documentation button on the Home page then selecting Latest Release information.

Please contact us on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk if you wish to discuss anything further.

Spring Census 2017 – COLLECT issue resolved

Further to our blog post yesterday afternoon we can confirm that the DfE have fixed the issue affecting Census file uploads to COLLECT. Please contact us if you require any assistance with your Spring Census or any other SIMS issues, on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk.


Spring Census 2017 – Issues with COLLECT upload

This post is for all schools and academies who upload their Census files straight to COLLECT. We have been made aware of an issue whereby some authorised files are not uploading and COLLECT is generating the following error: This problem is being encountered by all types of schools and academies nationally. We are currently waiting […]


Spring Census – Fileset 502

A new Fileset (502) has been made available by Capita for the Spring Census. It contains updates to both the summary report and validation files. Downloading and Applying a Fileset Please check that you have had your SIMS upgrade and are on SIMS version 7.172 and then carry out the instructions below to import the latest […]


Spring 2017 Census

Our step by step Census documentation is available now so that you can get ahead and start preparing for Spring Census day which is on Thursday 19th January. Preparing for the Spring Census Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes Download now! → Secondary Download now! → Producing the Spring Census Nursery Download now! → Primary Download now! → Secondary Download […]


The SIMS Autumn Release is available now

If you are a school for whom we run the upgrade, we will be contacting you to arrange a convenient date. Important Information regarding this release School Census – this release will remove the Autumn pupil census functionality, therefore you should ensure that your Census has been authorised and successfully submitted prior to the upgrade […]


Autumn Census Update

Many of you will now be well underway with your preparations for the Autumn Census, the date for which is next Thursday 6th October 2016. You will no doubt be aware of the significant data gathering and input exercise related to the new data items: Country of Birth; Pupil Nationality and Proficiency in English. The […]


SIMS Autumn Census information

Autumn Census date is Thursday 6th October 2016 As always, it’s important to prepare to ensure that you meet the deadline. Our documentation will take you through the whole process step-by-step. Please download the documents applicable to your school phase. Preparing for the Autumn Census Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes Download now! → Secondary Download now! […]


Not ready for the School Census next week? We can help.

With just a week left until the Summer Census, we are busy arranging remote Census sessions: a great way of making the most of your SLA visit time. It isn’t too late for you to book – you can call us now to arrange this for your school. The service includes: An integrity check of your SIMS data […]


Summer Census time

The Summer census is on Thursday 19th May. Our step by step documentation to help you prepare for summer census time and run the census is now available for download via the links below. You will also need to apply fileset 301 – see guidance further down the page. Preparing for the Census Primary, Special and Nursery Schools notes Download now! […]


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