Our story

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.

  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.

Our Team

There are more than 90 of us making sure iSAMS gives you everything you need.

All Community & Marketing Development & Design Installs, Operations & Sales Support & Training
Adam Riddick
Software Developer
Adnan Wadood
Software Developer
Alastair Price
Managing Director
Andrew Ball
Software Developer
Andrew Beeby
Software Developer
Andrew Bush
Software Developer
Andrew Littlewood
Trainer
Andrew Williams
Head of Development
Andy McColl
Trainer
Anna Robinson
Business Analyst
Antony Foster
Senior Technical Support Analyst
Arturs Krisis
Network Manager
Aryan Alipour
Software Developer
Brett Postin
Solutions Architect
Callum Moore
Customer Support Analyst
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
Chris Tetley
Trainer
Daniel Gillard
Technical Support Analyst
Daniel Unsworth
Technical Support Analyst
Dave Lewis
Lead Developer
David Tonks
Principal Analyst
Dawn Rooney
Technical Installer
Dean King
Customer Support Analyst
Ellie Richardson
Training Manager
Emma Bolton
Financial Controller
Felbrigg Herriot
Software Developer
Felice Plava
Partner Manager
Geoff Grieveson
Trainer
Graham Little
Trainer
Greg Pakes
Technical Director
Heather Hudson
Accounts Assistant
Helen Burke
Trainer
Imran Kazi
Technical Support Team Leader
Jack Deakin
Customer Account Manager
Jake Moore
Junior Designer
James Wise
Technical Installer
Jamie Perkins
Tester
Jamie Reid
Sales Director
Jason Lloyd
Head of Services and Operations
Jessica White
Junior Software Developer
Joanna Postin
Reporting Services Consultant & Trainer
Joe Andrews
Customer Support Team Leader
Joe Browne
Senior Reporting Services Developer
John Clothier
Reporting Services Team Leader
Jonathan Evans
Lead Developer
Kevin Lawrence
Lead Developer
Kevin Main
Software Developer
Kevin Wells
Reporting Services Developer
Laura Curling
Customer Support Analyst
Lee Whiteside
Tester
Lisa Evans
Head of Marketing
Lorna Suiza
Technical Support Analyst
Luis Neves
Software Developer
Mark Dodd
Lead Developer
Matt Loveridge
Design Manager
Matthew North
Software Developer
Matthew Sampson
Business Development Manager
Michael Silverio
Technical Support Analyst
Michele Pennington
Business Analyst
Mohamed Shan
Customer Support Analyst
Natalie Walker
Technical Support Analyst
Nathan Whittington
Reporting Services Developer
Neil Ferreday
Software Developer
Nilesh Prajapati
Digital Designer
Noreen Ali
Trainer
Peter Haddrell
Installation Manager
Peter Murphy
Junior Tester
Petroc Gill
Senior Software Developer
Phil Millington-Hore
Lead Developer
Rae Percy
Business Analyst
Rebecca Roff
Office Manager
Richard Bird
Trainer
Russel Cooper
Technical Installer
Samuel Bennett-Driver
Sales Account Manager
Shawn Carr
Customer Account Manager
Steph Leach
Internal Sales Executive
Stephanie Varley
Customer Support Analyst
Stephen Tsoi
Technical Installer
Steven Howarth
Technical Support Analyst
Steven Israel
Business Analyst
Stuart Reid
International Sales Manager
Tanzeel Hussain
Customer Account Manager
Wasim Daud
Technical Support Analyst