Bishop’s Stortford benefits from 3Sys

How leading independent school Bishop’s Stortford College has taken advantage of browser-based MIS

Founded in 1868, Bishop’s Stortford College has grown to be one of the country’s leading co-educational day and boarding schools for four- to 18-year-olds.

The school’s challenge was to find a management information system (MIS) befitting the school’s high standards that could handle all their requirements, and was accessible anywhere, anytime.

Keith Irvine, MIS project coordinator and senior teacher at Bishop’s Stortford College, explains: ‘We were looking to take advantage of a browser-based academic information system that would enable all our teachers, house masters and mistresses to access up-to-date information. We operate over a very extensive campus, so we need instant access to critical information, wherever staff might be and at any time.”

In 2011 Bishop’s Stortford College moved to 3Sys, a browser-based and centralised information system from WCBS. Apart from the huge advantages of centralised information, there are many additional benefits. For instance, the college is using the new system to create academic reports.

“In the past, paper reports were individually generated which was much more difficult to organise,” says Keith. “Now it’s easier for staff to create reports and grading for pupils, which can be up to six times a year. We can also email these to parents in a format that is professionally presented. This communication is clearly of value to parents, in particular for boarders with parents overseas – these reports are often opened within five minutes of receiving them on the other side of the world.”

The school prides itself on producing rounded pupils, so now that the new system is helping to enhance pastoral care, track pupil performance more efficiently, take electronic registration easily and has events management functionality, the benefits are far-reaching.

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