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17 Sep 2018
Business managers, bursars and secretaries, governors, headteachers, ict technicians, pastoral care leaders, sencos, teachers and teaching assistants of all schools
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3BM SIMS Attendance Report - Updated for 2018/19!

If your school has purchased the 3BM SIMS Attendance Report, please note that you will have been emailed the updated report template which will need to be imported into your SIMS system (email sent on 6th September with supporting guidance).


  • The updated report template now includes a report for the 2018/19 academic year.
  • A new % Difference column within the Filtered Tab of the Excel Report has been added. The new column displays the % difference from the overall cohort.

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
Business Systems Consultant

Phone: 01323 747068