Dulwich College (Singapore) opened in August 2014 and currently caters for over 1,300 students, ranging in age from 2 to 14 years, representing over forty different nationalities. The College will continue to grow to over 2,500 students once the new Senior School and Performing Arts Centre opens in August 2016. As a member of one of the fastest growing independent school networks, the College draws on 400 years of experience in education, benefitting from close collaboration with the other schools in the network, including the founder school, Dulwich College London, which provides expertise, resources and a rigorous set of academic standards.
“SIMS offers the best solution to help us meet our long-term aims. In our first year we had a huge intake of some 900 students and SIMS played a key part in helping to optimise the process of student intake. By utilising the export/import feature we were far better prepared to meet the demands of opening a new College.”
Kieron Norris, Director of ICT.
The College uses the suite of SIMS solutions to help with the management of tracking and monitoring pupil progress, conduct and staff records. They needed a system which would also work well with third party systems. “Starting with SIMS at the very core to support us with the academic and administrative elements of running a school, we run a number of the high quality SIMS partner solutions and third party solutions, all of which draw on, and feed into and out of, our SIMS database.”
Kieron explains how SIMS supports the College with its plans for the future: “SIMS has been an integral part of our success; staff have embraced the system and are using SIMS as their core database for everything. It supports us in our aim of removing unnecessary admin as well as with our wider strategic aims of developing the College and supporting our pupils to achieve the highest quality education.”