Arbor is the Management Information System that we use to hold all core school data such as information about pupils and parents, as well as to manage and receive payments and send out communications to parents. There is a Parent Portal to which you have access to enter and view your child’s information and make payments for school trips and other items as necessary. This can be done on a PC or through the Arbor App.
What do I need to do?
All parents have a Parent Portal account, and will have received an email from Arbor inviting them to complete the set up of their account by creating a password. Please then familiarise yourself with the Portal as it is the main interface between school and home for most administrative tasks.
What do I need to do on the Parent Portal?
Once you have successfully logged on, you will see your ‘Dashboard’, that gives a quick glance of your child’s daily timetable, meals, notices and current attendance. If you have more than one child at the school, then the name of your oldest child will be shown in a grey box. Click on this to access your other children.
From here, access your child’s information by clicking the View Student Profile button.
This allows you to see information about your child that and highlights any unread notices or actions needing to be completed.
You can add, edit or delete any information where there is an arrow symbol. Just click the field, click the Edit button, then edit or delete. All changes you make will be approved by school before showing on the Portal.
There’s loads of support available to parents in the Arbor Help Centre: Parent Portal and the Arbor App as a parent
You can also access this section of the Help Centre by clicking Help in the Parent Portal or Arbor App.
Please ensure the following information is kept up to date on Arbor: (Any information with the symbol to the right of it can be amended.)
This section contains the student’s personal information.
Click on the student details to amend. A slide over will then appear for you to update the information, once updated select Save Changes.
Please enter your child’s Ethnicity and Language
If you wish, you may enter any other information, such as Religion and your child’s preferred first name.
Student Contact Details
|As a primary guardian, you can see and amend the child’s contact details. You can only see postal addresses that you also live at with the child.
Please check the details are correct and make any amendments necessary.
New contact details can be added by clicking +Add.
You can edit or delete any contact details where there is an arrow symbol.
Family, Guardians & Contacts
This section displays all guardians linked to the student’s profile. You can only see and update your own details.
|If you need to update another guardian’s details, they will need to log in and update if they are a primary guardian, or you can contact your school to make any changes for you.
Please add any additional contacts (in order of priority) who can be contacted in the event that neither parent can be, and tick if they are authorised to collect from school.
click +Add and enter the contact information. When you are happy with the new information click Add Guardian/Contact. The new guardian will show as Pending until the school approves the changes. Once this has been done, you won’t be able to see the other contact’s details. You’ll need to contact school to request further changes to their details if needed.
Meal Preferences &
|Children may opt to have school dinners on some days and home packed lunches on others. However we do ask that they stick with this decision for the whole half term. You will receive an email with the upcoming term’s menu and requesting your child’s meal choices for the half term as we need to enter this information in to Arbor for you.
Please enter any dietary allergies or requirements—it is essential that this information is accurate and kept up to date. Click +Add and update the slide over.
|You may enter this information if you wish.|
|To update any of the sections, click on one of them. Amend the details on the slide over and click on Save Changes.
Please enter the details of your child’s doctor and their
immunisations to date.
If your child has any allergies it is very important that this information is added.
If any of the following apply to your child, please enter details in the Medical Conditions section:
At the beginning of each school year, you will be prompted by Arbor to give or decline your consent for a number of policies and procedures. Full details of the consents will be given on Arbor and the relative policies are available on the school website.