Before you start to set up the Intake Season and Applicants you need to check that you have the dates of the next Academic Year entered into the system.
Do this by going to School> School Structure> Academic Years
Click on the green +Add button in the top right-hand corner of Academic Years to add the next year and follow the steps on the slide over that appears.
Adding the new intake season
You need to make sure that you have an Intake Season for the next academic year created before adding any applicants.
Go to Students> All Students > Applicants to get to the Applicants Dashboard. The Applicants Dashboard will show all of the Intake Seasons created on the MIS. Click on the green +Add sign at the top of the dashboard.
From the slide over it is important to add a name for the season and the academic year its linked to.
Applicant buckets and intake groups
Once the Intake Season is set up you will see that two new sections have been created called 'Applicant Buckets' and 'Intake Groups'.
- Applicant Buckets - These can be used to help you manage the type of application as it comes in e.g, the local parish, siblings, etc. It will help you to sort students for the applications admission criteria and non-standard aptitude testing.
- Intake Groups - These can be used for creating multiple intakes within an academic year e.g if you had an intake of nursery and reception students and wanted to split them.