Introduction to the school
Set in magnificent surroundings Bassenthwaite Primary School provides a unique learning environment whilst preserving its legacy from the 19th century. The school has 31 children on roll and two full time teachers plus one part time teacher, and two part time teaching assistants. Expectations for pupil attainment are high but they try to make learning fun and accessible to all.
How long have you been using ScholarPack?
This is our second year using ScholarPack.
Why did you choose ScholarPack?
The system proved to be much more cost effective for our school when compared against other management information systems. We were attracted to the flexibility and also how friendly the interface is for users. ScholarPack definitely proved to be much easier to use than other systems we have previously tried because the intuitiveness makes completing tasks quick and simple.
What do you like most about ScholarPack?
Completing the Census using ScholarPack, rather than our previous MIS, has been much less time consuming and proved to be straightforward from the start. There are a wide range of different reports which are really useful and now all teachers are able to fill in the different types of absences on the register which makes my job as an administrator much easier.
Do you have any specific occasions when support was very helpful?
On the occasions when I ring the support team, there is instant help available and my issues are always solved immediately. I recently completed the Workforce Census and couldn't find a particular section so I rang the team and they managed to solve my problem in a few minutes so I was able to carry on with my task and not unnecessarily waste time.
How did you find migrating from your previous system?
ScholarPack made sure that changing our MIS was hassle-free. The team input all of our data and we began using ScholarPack the day after we finished using Integris. There was nothing to worry about and everything was completed before we returned back to school for a busy September.
Would you recommend us?
Yes I would.
School: Bassenthwaite School
Location: CA12 4QH
Ofsted Rating: Good
User for: 5 years, 6 months