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December updates and news

December 14th, 2023

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Lucy Watkins

Director of Operations

Check out the latest news, module updates and our tips for making the most of the SOCS system

Exceptional schools are powered by SOCS

Congratulations to all those featured as top UK schools in the recent Sunday Times Parent Power Guide. We are thrilled to see a staggering 94% of the Top 100 Independent Schools on the list are powered by SOCS. We are equally as excited to learn that 8 out of the Top 10 ranked Secondary State Schools/Academies also use SOCS!

See the full article here (subscription required)

New feature - ad hoc registration in SOCS Co-curricular

You can now seamlessly add pupils to a club if they choose to join a club/activity after its start date in SOCS Co-curricular!  Late additions will be marked with an asterisk on all historical registers and will no longer trigger the Incomplete Register Report. Simply use the new ‘Update Activity Club Pupils’ button to do so.  You can now also use the 'Add Pupils to this Register Only' option to include a pupil in a recurring club, but limited to the specific register you're working with.

Update - attendance report filtering

You can now filter the Full Attendance Status Report in SOCS Co-curricular by ‘Category.’ This allows teachers and club leaders to easily track the attendance of pupils for a specific set of clubs. Explore the improved options for a more seamless attendance tracking process!

Update to sending emails from SOCS coming soon

You will notice that a new option to email parents and pupils from places within SOCS, such as team sheets and registers, will soon become available.  This option will allow you to send emails directly from SOCS, without the need to use Bcc.  Watch this space!

Keep an eye on our Schools Sports portals...

Get ready for a fresh look! As the next stage in our exciting brand evolution, the SOCS schools sports portals will be getting a makeover. Keep an eye out in the new year for the transformation.

Schools Sports - powered by SOCS

SOCS reaches a new milestone

This month, we proudly welcomed Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz School in Switzerland as the 1100th school to join the SOCS family! We're also excited to have broadened our international presence, welcoming new schools from Chile, Vietnam, New Zealand, Japan, Zimbabwe, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Visit our newly refreshed website to find out more about how SOCS supports schools with their Co-curricular management!

Happy holidays from the SOCS team!

The SOCS team recently gathered together to celebrate at the end of a busy term. Thank you all for being part of a successful year. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season.

Rosslyn Park National School 7s draw is now live!

This year is extra special as it marks 25 incredible years of SOCS supporting this prestigious event.  Our dedicated team has been hard at work, bringing the competition to life on the SOCS platform. Head to to dive into a world of rugby and stay connected with the competition!

Follow the competition here!

An update from one of our SOCS associates - School Sports Tracker, Elitechlab

"SchoolSportsTracker is a unique solution for your away sports fixtures and co-curricular journeys. Track students, buses, pull teams, groups and fixtures through SOCS dual integration. Pupil attendance register and live tracking for parents (on bus, arrived safely). Sports teacher app and staff bus booking module!"

To learn more, book a demo or visit the School Sports Tracker website:

Book a demo here!

Home to school software - Schools Sports Tracker:

We have worked with Elitech Lab to help them create SchoolSportsTracker with the aim of building a solution that covers the needs of schools when managing transport for away sports fixtures and co-curricular events.
Alan Gillman Facilities Manager, Berkhamsted School

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