Screenshot of Maths Y6 Marksheet

Screenshot of Maths Y6 Marksheet

‘School Analytics’ is a SIMS assessment system for primary schools

School Analytics is a no-fuss system of marksheets that provides a simple way of recording pupil assessment. It links to the SIMS Programme of Study marksheets to help school analyse the top-level data. It can also be used ‘stand-alone’.

SIMS programme of study marksheets

The SIMS Programme of Study system allows schools to capture formative assessments quickly and easily. But schools still need to summarise the formative data to give the ‘big picture’ of pupil attainment and progress over the whole cohort. That’s where School Analytics comes in.

Why use SIMS for assessment?

Many schools don’t get the most out of their investment in SIMS. In particular, they don’t fully utilise Assessment Manager. School Analytics is a quick to set up, ‘out of the box’ solution for schools that want to get more value from one of the most powerful school improvement tools available.

Watch a video demo

Here’s a short demo of the system:

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What it does

  • Integrates with Capita’s Programme of Study marksheets (but can be used as a stand-alone system).
  • Summative (whole subject, end of term or half term)
  • Based on age-related expectations: Emerging, developing, secured, mastered
  • Uses traffic lights to highlight under-performance
  • Highlights ‘grades of progress’ made by individual pupils over the course of a year
  • Enter data termly or half termly – the choice is yours.
  • Contains built-in analysis via SIMS assessment manager – so you get more out of SIMS by using the advanced analysis tools it provides.

4 Comments on “Features

andy millard
January 14, 2016 at 11:57 am

Hi David,
I like the look of these summary sheets, its funny i just had to manually transfer our `subject overall grades` into a marksheet to calculate the end of term data the headtecaher wanted! Can you use them to compliment the SIMs POS? And is there a way to get them to work for yrs 7-9 as well? Thank you.

January 14, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Hi Andy,

Yes and yes! I have written a special marksheet that takes all the overall grades entered into the PoS marksheets for any given term or half term and copies into the overall columns on the School Analytics marksheets. It’s just a one-click process. The same marksheets (with some minor changes) would also work fine for KS3.



Gemma Cawthorne
March 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Hi David,

Can you please elaborate on the below as There is no guidance from the Rochford review that helps classroom practice as yet!!! Just advises to keep using Pscales…

Many thanks

Meanwhile I’ve decided to integrate p scales in my School Analytics marksheets in response to many requests from schools who just can’t wait. The P-scales are added as a best fit under the age related expectations. Contact me for more details.

March 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Hi Gemma,

I’ve kept it simple and just kept using p scales. Capita’s new system allows schools to just enter P which I don’t think is useful. So School Analytics lets you enter p8, p7, p6 etc as before. The grades fit below the year 1 emerging grade with a single ‘point’ separating each one.

Kind regards, David.


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