Using MIS with SharePoint? Blatchington Mill School shows how to do the job.

I recently completed a technical case study with a school in the UK: Blatchington Mill School (

This is the second school I’ve worked with in the UK. I was attracted to this solution by the sophisticated use of reporting that ties into the school’s MIS system. In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

1. The MIS system is hosted on a separate server. Here’s the lineup of servers in their environment:


For details on the server hardware, see the case study.

2. A separate site collection houses all pages and Web Parts provided by the Capita SIMS (MIS) system. This site surfaces data from for staff, students and parents.


3. Capita SIMS SLG2 Web Parts are installed on target portals (see diagram above). Information that is displayed through each Web Part varies depending on the user’s role. Here’s an example:


Blatchington Mill School uses a simple architecture to provide a sophisticated solution. The MIS system is integrated into SharePoint and the reporting features are threaded through each of the targeted portals sites, bringing together each of the school’s core audiences in practical and meaningful ways.


Brenda Carter, Writer, SharePoint Products and Technologies

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I've logged in this morning and been reading through my RSS feeds and found a post about Blatchington

  2. Mycs says:

    I think this is a good implementation and can be a good sample for those who are seeking information on building MIS using sharepoint 2010.

    and I would be appriciate if I’ve got more information from your institution on this.

    keep it up guys.