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Arbor FAQ

ARBOR School Information System FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


Why did the school move to Arbor?

Arbor is a newer system, built for multi-academy trusts, as opposed to SIMS that was developed for single school usage. Migrating to Arbor will help us better support the running and management of all schools in the trust. 


How do students access Arbor?


Students have to use the Arbor website; there is currently no app for student use. The link to the website is:

There is a also link to this on the homepage of the school website.

Students can log in using their Office 365 account, If they do not remember their email password (it is the same as their computer log in at the school) they must contact IT support at the school or let their form tutor know and they will contact IT support on their behalf.


User Guides

Are there any guides available?

There are two guides available to help Parents and Carers

The “Getting Started” guide for the Arbor Parent App is available at:

Additionally “A quick introduction to Arbor for guardians and parents” can be found here:


How do I view my child's timetable?

At present the app only shows the current lesson and the next; we have raised this with Arbor's development team. 

Please use the website version of Arbor in the meantime to see the full timetable.

There is a guide to this here:


Is there an app for students? Not at present.

Students can login to Arbor using the link on the school website or the student portal. The link is

They should log in by using the same email address and password as in school.


Can I view my child's homework?

We have now moved to Edulink to set homework, see more information here Parent Links


Can I see achievements/behavioural issues in Arbor?

Yes, this information is available in Arbor.

Both achievements and behavioural issues are under "Behaviour".




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