Our story

  1. iSAMS launches commercially

    We launched the first version of iSAMS – the very first web-based MIS on the market anywhere. It featured the core curriculum and timetable management modules, plus assessments and reporting, as well as the admissions feature.

    Our first two partner schools, so instrumental in our fledgling system’s development, were Rugby and Warwick.

  2. Linking in parents and students

    We finished developing iSAMS’ HR module, designed to help schools track and manage all of their staff.

    We also launched our Parent and Student Portals. These features made us the first MIS provider publishing school-related information directly to parents and students over the internet.

  3. Cloud hosting launched

    Impressed by the software and the testimonials of our early adopters, more and more well-known schools migrated to iSAMS from other school management systems.

    We finished developing and launched our cloud hosting service, which meant that as well as being free to host iSAMS on their own on-site servers, schools could choose a hassle-free cloud server option.

  4. Good conduct attracts more schools

    We welcomed our first prep school to the iSAMS family, attracted by the flexible features available. We added more modules too. Reward and Conduct was designed as a flexible pastoral care module to suit each school’s own internal systems and store every positive and negative event.

    We also released Tracking Manager, enabling teachers to track and analyse the performance of classes or individual students.

  5. iSAMS goes international

    iSAMS hit the global market, with installations in our first international schools, in Singapore and Qatar.

    We launched our Disaster Recovery Service, to give schools peace of mind and a fast return to operations as normal in the event of a major crash. We also released the Cover Manager module, recognising schools’ need for a reliable way to cover for absent teachers.

  6. iSAMS turned five years old

    We barely registered our five-year anniversary among all the new school database installations, but we did launch a new module combining old technology with new.

    SMS Gateway allows schools to send SMS text messages straight from iSAMS. The feature transforms broadcast and emergency parent communications.

  7. iSAMS registers its first mobile apps

    In our sixth year, we guided our 100th client, Cheadle Hulme School, through its migration to iSAMS.

    iSAMS mobile was launched, making it the first MIS with an iOS app for taking registers and accessing core student data. Teacher feedback showed that system accessibility from anywhere at any time was a huge time-saver.

  8. A community in the cloud

    We launched iCommunity, our dedicated and completely free knowledge-sharing online community for iSAMS schools.

    The Fee Billing module gets general release, making it easier for bursars and finance departments to manage complex student bills.

  9. A school MIS for every type of school

    Proving that iSAMS isn’t just for public schools, we carried out our first installations at grammar schools and multi-academy trusts. More than 300 schools were now enjoying the iSAMS experience.

    Our team released the Census module, helping schools fulfil all UK and international census requirements.

  10. Ten years old, three amazing apps

    In our 10-year anniversary year, we launched our core suite of apps on both Android and iOS: iTeacher, iParent and iStudent. A hit with teachers and an immediate lift in engagement and communication with parents and students.

    The apps give access to almost every area of daily school life; it’s hard to imagine iSAMS without them now.

  11. Huge integration potential made possible

    Now the leading MIS supplier to independent schools and gaining ground in the state school sector too, we introduced the Marketplace. iSAMS Marketplace brings schools and software providers together to make powerful plug-ins and integrations with iSAMS possible.

    We also launched the Admissions Portal, a paperless online portal linked to the Admissions module.

  12. International schools benefit from iSAMS

    International Baccalaureates became increasingly popular in the UK and iSAMS’ network of partner schools around the world continued to grow.

    We worked closely with Faria Systems to achieve iSAMS integration with ManageBac, the integrated learning platform for international schools.

  13. The most advanced school MIS yet

    Our 750th school takes ownership of its iSAMS system and we finally find the time to revamp our website. More importantly, the iReport App is launched, enabling teachers to complete reports even more easily, wherever they are.

    Further feature launches include the GDPR module for data compliance, Pastoral Manager and iFinance.

  14. Supporting more schools than ever

    We welcomed over 950 schools to our ever-growing client community, which now spans more than 75 countries around the world. Plus, with our improved user interface and secure single sign-on functionality enabled across our suite of portals and multilingual Apps, accessing key school information whenever you need it and wherever you are is now even easier.

    Further feature launches include additional functionality to support student wellbeing and enhanced security updates to ensure your important details stay protected.

  15. iSAMS join IRIS Software Group

    As we celebrated 15 years since the founding of iSAMS, we also joined the IRIS Software Group, positioning iSAMS as the most complete MIS on the market, incorporating finance, HR and payroll solutions with our powerful cloud-based system.

    We also welcomed the 1,000th school to our growing community, which now spans more than 80 countries.

Our software was inspired by the frustration teachers in the independent sector experienced with school admin systems. We set out to create something better. And as our product grew in scope and scale, so did we.

Our Team

There are more than 140 of us making sure iSAMS gives you everything you need.

All Community & Marketing Development & Design Installs, Operations & Sales Support & Training
Adam Maughan
Software Developer
Adam Riddick
Software Developer
Adnan Wadood
Software Developer
Alastair Price
Product Director
Alex Nolan
E-Learning Content Developer
Alyssa Pagulayan
Placement Student
Andrew Ball
Software Developer
Andrew Beeby
Software Developer
Andrew Bush
Lead Developer
Andrew Littlewood
Andrew Williams
Head of Development
Andrew Wilson
Andy McColl
Anna Robinson
Business Analyst
Antony Foster
Senior Technical Support Analyst
Arturs Kirsis
Network Manager
Atool Vegad
Technical Installer
Ben Jones
Technical Support Analyst
Ben Stoggles
Brett Postin
Solutions Architect
Callum Moore
Customer Account Manager
Carey Dodd
Senior Marketing Executive
Chantelle Byrne
Customer Support Analyst
Chris Bowen
Software Developer
Chris Frost
Technical Support Analyst
Chris Pomfret
iFinance Customer Account Manager
Christopher O’Mahony
Business Development Consultant
Dana Radu
Sales Development Executive
Daniel Chew
Software Developer
Daniel Gillard
Technical Support Analyst
Daniel Unsworth
Junior Software Developer
David Barker
David Edwards
Software Developer
David Hall
Content Marketing Executive
David Shaw
Software Developer
David Tonks
Principal Analyst
Dawn Rooney
Technical Installer
Dean King
Customer Support Analyst
Dipika Mistry
People Partner
Don Mario Akinyemi
Customer Support Analyst
Duncan McCorkindale
Ellie Richardson
Head of iUniversity
Emma Bolton
Financial Controller
Felbrigg Herriot
Software Developer
Fiona Buchanan
Gavin Meredith
Software Developer
Geoff Grieveson
George Christoforidis
Software Developer
Greg Jones
Technical Installer
Greg Pakes
Technical Director
Hamzah Lorgat
Graduate Software Developer
Heather Hudson
Accounts Assistant
Helen Burke
Training Manager
Imran Kazi
Technical Support Team Leader
Irfan Gulamnaby
Technical Support Analyst
Jack Deakin
Business Developer Manager
Jamie Perkins
Jamie Reid
Sales Director
Jason Lloyd
Head of Services and Operations
Jason Prouse
Software Developer
Jessica White
Software Developer
Joanna Postin
Reporting Services Consultant & Trainer
Joe Andrews
Senior Customer Support Analyst
Joe Browne
Senior Reporting Services Developer
John Clothier
Reporting Services Team Leader
Jon Tout
Technical Installer
Jonathan Allday
Consultant Trainer
Jonathan Evans
Lead Developer
Julia Charnock
iFinance Project Manager
Karin Smith
iFinance Support Analyst
Kate Brunton
Customer Support Analyst
Kate Riley
iFinance Project Manager
Kelly Vine
Implementation Project Success Manager
Kevin Lawrence
Lead Developer
Kevin Main
Software Developer
Kevin Wells
Reporting Services Developer
Khilan Khimasia
Customer Support Analyst
Kirsty McCorkindale
Customer Support Team Leader
Laura Curling
Customer Support Team Leader
Linda Macdonald
Head of People
Lisa Evans
Head of Marketing
Lorna Suiza
Technical Support Analyst
Luis Neves
Software Developer
Lyndsay Newman
Customer Account Manager
Mark Dodd
Lead Developer
Mark Thompson
Customer Support Analyst
Matt Loveridge
Lead Designer
Matthew North
Software Developer
Matthew Sampson
Business Development Manager
Melissa Hudson
Implementation Project Success Manager
Michéle Pennington
Business Analyst
Mohamed Shan
Customer Support Analyst
Natalie Walker
Technical Support Analyst
Nathan King
Customer Support Analyst
Nathan Whittington
Reporting Services Developer
Neil Brazier
Reporting Services Consultant & Trainer
Neil Ferreday
Software Developer
Nilesh Prajapati
Digital Designer
Noreen Ali
Paul Gibson
Technical Installer
Paul Nugent
Customer Support Analyst
Peter Murphy
Junior Tester
Petroc Gill
Senior Software Developer
Phil Millington-Hore
Lead Developer
Rachel Cauldwell
Support & Training Consultant
Rae Percy Jackson
Integrations Manager
Rebecca Roff
Office Manager
Richard Bird
Ricky Evans
iFinance Support Analyst
Rob Jeffrey
Software Developer
Robert Hannan
Customer Support Analyst
Rohit Peddakotla
Customer Support Analyst
Russell Cooper
Technical Installer
Ryan Brook
iFinance Customer Account Manager
Sam Hickman
Software Developer
Sam Norland
Customer Support Analyst
Samuel Bennett-Driver
Sales Account Manager
Sarah Hurst
Implementation Project Success Manager
Shane Jemmotte
Software Developer
Shawn Carr
Customer Account Manager
Sheryar Asghar
Technical Support Analyst
Sophie Forshaw
Software Developer
Sophie Roxburgh
Events Coordinator
Steph Leach
Internal Sales Executive
Stephanie Varley
Customer Support Analyst
Stephen Casey
Consultant Trainer
Stephen Holdway
Software Developer
Stephen Tsoi
Technical Installer
Steven Howarth
Technical Support Analyst
Steven Israel
Business Analyst
Stuart Reid
International Sales Manager
Tanzeel Hussain
Customer Account Manager
Toby Clifton-Everest
Customer Support Analyst
Tony Lloyd
Technical Installer
Vicky Chen
iFinance Project Manager
Wasim Daud
Technical Support Analyst
Wendy Levy
Technical Installer
Will Harries
Software Developer
Witold Litwin
Software Developer