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March updates & news

March 22nd, 2024

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Megan Balmont

Client Support Specialist

Explore the latest news and updates from the SOCS team!

Latest news

The new is here!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the redesigned! Over the past few months, our team have been hard at work preparing an enhanced experience for all users, and we're excited to share the results with you.

While the core features of the site remains, we've aligned the portals with the updated SOCS branding and made significant improvements to navigation and overall user experience. The redesigned Schools Rugby is now more intuitive, engaging, and ready to serve players, parents, coaches, and fans alike.

You can explore the new site by visiting now.

Celebrating our 25th year of powering the Howden Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens

We are proud to have celebrated a silver milestone in our partnership with the Howden Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament. 

For 25 years, we have been working with Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens, providing unparalleled digital support to deliver the world's biggest and most prestigious schools sevens competition.

With another successful year drawing to a close, we want to congratulate the players, coaches, parents and incredible events team who make this event such a special highlight in our calendar.

We are honoured to contribute to such a remarkable event and the enduring legacy of schools' rugby.

Warwick School 7s Tournament

Martyn, Will and James did a fantastic job in supporting another successful year of the Annual Warwick School 7s Tournament! Despite challenging weather conditions across some parts of the country, Warwick managed to dodge the worst of the weather and the incredible ground staff ensured the surfaces remained immaculate throughout. 

As always, Warwick School outdid themselves, delivering another exceptional tournament. This is always a highlight for our competitions team who worked tirelessly off the pitch to ensure seamless operations throughout the day. A massive congratulations to the deserving winners and all the teams that participated!

Events Updates

PADSIS Conference 2024

James had a fantastic day at the annual PADSIS conference, where he shared valuable insights on best practices for schools using SOCS to manage their sport programme and transform their co-curricular management. The event exceeded expectations once again, serving as a powerful reminder of why we work so hard for our schools.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended and to the incredible PADSIS team behind the scenes for organising such a brilliant event. As always, this was a wonderful day, reconnecting with familiar faces and introducing SOCS to new Directors of Sport. 

BSME Conference 2024

Jim and Martyn travelled to Doha, Qatar for the 40th Annual BSME Conference. It was a great opportunity to connect with some of our existing SOCS schools and engage in exciting conversations with new clients. A huge thank you to all attendees and organizers for making it a truly enjoyable event.

We are proud to continue to collaborate with an ever-growing number of Middle East schools to develop a suite of best-in-class modules to provide unparalleled control over your full co-curricular programme.

Associate News

Exciting My School Portal partnership update

We are excited to share an update regarding our partnership with My School Portal (MSP), the comprehensive parent engagement platform. This update introduces a seamless connection between SOCS transport data and MSP, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency for schools, parents, and students. With this integration, SOCS transport data will be directly accessible within MSP via their “Events Calendar” and “Day Planner”. This advancement ensures parents can effortlessly monitor their children's transportation schedules alongside academic and extracurricular activities, fostering greater convenience and awareness.

About My School Portal

My School Portal offers a dynamic parent engagement platform that centralises communication, payment processing, event management, and more, fostering a cohesive community between schools and parents.  SOCS and MSP have collaborated on several other integrations, including:

· Calendar
· Sport
· Co-curricular Activities
· Tuition
· Single Sign-On (SSO) from MSP into SOCS

These integrations underscore our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions that streamline school management and enhance the educational experience.

For more information on the SOCS and My School Portal integration, please contact us via

Find out more about SchoolSportsTracker

SchoolSportsTracker for your away sports fixtures and co-curricular events. Track students and buses, create teams and groups by unique integration with Socs.

"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

Student attendance register - Live tracking of child status for parents (on the bus, arrived safely). Sports teacher app and bus booking

With child status - Live status of your child during his bus journey even when the iPhone screen is locked (At fixture, in transit, at school). 

Precise bus distance - Parents can view the exact minutes left for the bus to arrive at their child’s stop or to his/her destination.

Absence alerts and reporting - Notify parents instantly when their child has not attended a fixture or event. Allow parents to send you the reason for the absence directly through their app. 

Use the link below to book a demo:

Select a Date & Time - Calendly

To learn more, visit our website: 

SchoolBusTracker – SchoolBusTracker® is a transport management software suite with synchronised mobile applications connecting coach operators, parents and bus drivers. (

Happy end of term from the SOCS team!

Wishing all of our clients a fantastic end of term from the entire team here at SOCS. And to those celebrating, a very happy Easter!

We hope that all staff, pupils and parents enjoy a well deserved and restful break.

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