Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)

02 Jul 2018
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, governors, headteachers, ict technicians, pastoral care leaders, sencos, teachers and teaching assistants of all schools
3BM SIMS Attendance Report - A useful new way to monitor and report on your schools attendance using SIMS

The 3BM SIMS Attendance reporting system enables schools to:

  • Analyse attendance for the entire school, groups and individuals
  • Compare pastoral factors such as FSM, Pupil Premium, SEN, EAL and Ethnicity
  • Visualise the data with a variety of charts in a printable format
  • Filter the data into groups to compare with the overall cohort 

A flyer with example images can be found on the Schools ICT Services page of Czone. 

Main Features

  • Exports to Excel from SIMS, using your up to date SIMS Attendance Data
  • Historical attendance reports up to 5 years are included
  • Attendance is broken down into individual codes in addition to the main categories
  • A traffic light system with adjustable thresholds highlights low/mid/high percentage attendance
  • Filter or sort on existing pastoral groups, or use filtering to identify attendance groups such as persistent absentees
  • Examine percentage attendance bar charts for pastoral groups
  • View a full breakdown of any filtered cohorts

Who’s it for?

Any school staff responsible for the analysis, monitoring and maintenance of the schools SIMS Attendance data.


Fee: £100 Annually

The annual fee includes;

  • Purchase and supply of the 3BM SIMS Attendance report file for 2018/2019 academic year (previous academic years also included)
  • It also includes installation where Schools ICT have access via Centrastage to a school machine
  • A comprehensive set of User Guidance notes to be provided via email

IMPORTANT NOTE: Subscription will be automatically renewed and invoiced each year unless we receive notice of cancellation by 1st June each year.

Training Options

Schools ICT are able to provide a remote* training session on how to use this report and how to make best use of it.


  • IT10 Schools £50 or 1 Credit
  • IT11 Schools £55 or 1 Credit
  • IT12 Schools £55

*Where Schools ICT have access to a machine with via Centrastage at your school (this machine must have Excel on it).

How do I get it?

To request either the purchase and/or training of the 3BM SIMS Attendance Report please email

Kate Box
Kate Box
Training Consultant

Phone: 01323 747068
Lisa Piggott
Training Consultant

Phone: 01323 747068