Creating Labels

You can make Labels in Arbor for Students, Applicants, Guardians or Staff. Go to School > Communications > Labels.

The Permissions you have determine whether you can create labels. Users that have the 'Identity: View All Student' or 'All Staff: View Basic HR Details' permissions can access the page for printing labels.


What information can I include in labels?

The Permissions you have also determine what information you can add to a label, the same as when downloading a student’s profile.

For example:
If you can see student photos, you can add photos to the labels.

If you can see student enrolment info, you can add year group/reg form/house to the labels.

If you can see student contact info, you can add a postal address to the label.

If you can see admission information, you can print labels for applicants.

If you can see student’s guardians, you can print labels for guardians.


How do I create labels?

For example, to create labels for Guardians:

  1. Choose the Page Layout which defines the size of labels you wish to use.
  2. Choose the group or groups of students you wish to make the guardians labels for. If you want a subset of guardians, you can make a custom group and then select it from the drop-down.
  3. Choose whether you want to include Primary Guardians and/or Legal Guardians.
  4. Whether you want one label per household. If checked, all guardians who live at the same address will be grouped together on one label. If not checked, then we output a separate label per guardian.
  5. Decide which fields you wish to include on the label
  6. Download the Guardian Label Sheet and print.




When printing labels for students, you can collate them by year group, registration form or house (or just print them in alphabetical order).

Once you’ve completed step 3 of the New School Year Setup, print student labels with their year group, reg form and house next year using the Display future enrolment information option.



We use standard templates for each size, so as long as you choose the correct label type it should fit.
You should try to print a template using the correct one from this site

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  • Can you add an option for:- either having the student's surname then forename or forename then surname
    - edit the font and aliment of text

  • Hi R, thanks for the feedback! As what you'd like isn't currently available in Arbor, you'd need to submit this as feedback to our product team. They regularly review suggestions from our schools. You can submit feedback here.

  • What permissions do I need to put the following on a A4 size label:

    Profile picture, candidate number, legal name, centre number, access arrangements, exam name, exam code and seat?

  • Hi Catherine, you'll need the Send and Administers School Communications: Administer permission to generate labels from this page. To print candidate labels from the exams area, you'll need the Qualifications: Administers All Students permission.

  • I have now found the options for choosing the information I want but I was disappointed that you could not make the font bigger and arrange it different.  As we have outside people doing the invigilation, it is good to have a larger photo on the desk with the information regarding what exam they are sitting without the invigilator having to get too close.  In official exams, I would have a different colour depending on tiers to ensure I can spot a mistakes easily and for the mock/in house exams, I print on a different colour piece of paper depending on which subject exam the student is sitting.  With the information on such a small piece of paper/small font it is not very helpful.

  • Hi Catherine, thanks for this! So that this gets passed onto our developers, please submit this feedback here


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