New School Year Setup help and guidance

The New School Year Setup process in Arbor opens on the 1st May so we've put together some great resources to help guide you through the end of year process! There's no need to wait until later on in the year as the setup won't take effect until September - so get started today!


New School Year Setup Guides

Our New School Year Setup guides cover the whole process to prepare for the next academic year, tailored to your school type! If you're a special school, please choose the guide that is most appropriate to you, as the setup is majority the same whether you're a special or mainstream school.

Got Nursery children at your school? This year we’ve put together separate guidance to make it easier to work through the process of enrolling students into the correct sessions. Click here to read our Nursery guidance. 

Step 6

All schools (including primaries, nurseries and primary specials) need to complete step 6 of the new school year setup, as in this step you schedule your statutory roll call attendance registers. We've added a quick article for how you can do this here.

If you're a secondary looking to import your timetable you’ll need to use TimeTabler as this is the only timetabling software that can be imported into Arbor. The team over at TimeTabler are on hand to support with building your timetable for next year and have a wealth of materials to assist on their help centre.


Check you've set everything up correctly

Want a way to quickly check if you've completed each step? Take a look at our Checklist.

If you're seeing a banner on your site, it means you haven't quite completed one or more of the New School Year Setup steps. Be sure to follow the instructions in this article to resolve this and remove the banner.




We're repeating our webinar series in May and July so you can see how to complete each step of the process. Sign up here: Upcoming Webinars

Missed a session? We post the recording on our Help Centre within 24 hours here: Past webinar recordings


Free one-on-one support

We offer free, bookable 15 minute one-on-one sessions with our expert Support Team. Before the session, please try to complete as much of the setup as you can so we can focus on supporting you with the trickier parts of the process.

Book a slot here:


A community of schools

Find out how other schools are preparing for next academic year, ask for advice or share your own tips and hints for the new year setup in the Community!

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