All. In. One. System.

IRIS Ed:gen – the smart school MIS

Drive whole school improvement with THE smartest school management information system (MIS).

“Ed:gen and Central have revolutionised the way data and insights are used within our trust”
David Houghton, COO at Kernow Learning

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Why IRIS Ed:gen?

IRIS Ed:gen is a smart, next-generation school management information system (MIS). 100% cloud-based, flexible, and customisable to meet your evolving and unique needs, IRIS Ed:gen combines comprehensive functionality and real-time, trust-wide data with a user-friendly interface to deliver:

  • Powerful analytics at the click of a mouse
  • Streamlined and compliant school/MAT management
  • User friendly workflows enabling multitasking and ease of use
  • Improved student outcomes

The scalable school MIS meets the unique needs of MATs and individual schools today, and tomorrow: saving staff time and promoting informed decision-making, meaningful intervention, and sustainable growth.

All. In. One. System.

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Everything you need from an MIS

Choosing a new MIS is an important decision. You want to make sure that it is the right fit, for everyone in your school.

IRIS Ed:gen has the tools to support all staff across your school or trust, from primary to secondary.

Our bitesize videos show how different roles will benefit from IRIS Ed:gen – why not share them with your team of MIS users, so they can see for themselves how simple and effective the system is.

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Find the right fit for your school or trust

Whether you’re in a primary, secondary, or free school setting, or running a MAT, there’s an IRIS Ed:gen designed just for you. IRIS Education is already:

Used by over


schools and academies


4 million

families to connect with their children’s schools

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IRIS Ed:gen for Schools

Smarter school management

To meet existing and emerging needs, schools need to empower staff to work smarter, not harder. An easy-to-use and flexible management information system underpinned by powerful analytics that can grow with your school is key to achieving this.

IRIS Ed:gen is a cloud-based school MIS that delivers a collective view of pupils, in real-time, streamlining the management of the whole school day, helping staff excel in their roles, and supporting pupils to reach their full potential.

With over 40 modules included as standard, IRIS Ed:gen is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use system.

Designed with users in mind, our smart school MIS enables you to multitask easily and save valuable time. With Ed:gen, you can work in different parts of the system simultaneously, input data just once, and complete many everyday tasks in a single click.


Not a school? Discover IRIS Ed:gen for MATs

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IRIS Ed:gen for MATs

Powerful analytics for trusts

IRIS Ed:gen standardises and simplifies processes across all schools, while providing trust leaders with visibility and control over all financial, academic, admissions, wellbeing, and administrative data. It achieves this within a single, intuitive school management information system to deliver better trust management and performance across all KPIs.

Customisable to meet your MAT’s unique requirements, IRIS Ed:gen supports more collaborative working practices, and is proven to streamline trust operations and supercharge performance.

The smart MIS is powered by IRIS Central, which has the capability to consolidate data from any system into rich and insightful dashboards, enabling fast and impactful decision making.

Wave goodbye to painful, lengthy reporting. With instant access to smart dashboards and reporting at; group, school, class, or individual pupil level, get set to accurately identify trends and implement targeted strategies, save valuable staff time, and champion enhanced outcomes.


What to expect when you switch to IRIS Ed:gen

We know that school life is busy and switching to a new MIS system is a significant change. So, we make sure that all schools switching to IRIS Ed:gen receive expert training and around-the-clock support to manage the transition from legacy systems.


By your side at every step

Switching isn’t scary with IRIS Education. From the moment you decide to switch to IRIS Ed:gen, our dedicated transition team will guide and support you through every step of the journey. Your success is our success.


Dedicated project management

We don’t believe in selling software and leaving customers to fend for themselves through the implementation phase and beyond. With IRIS Ed:gen, dedicated project managers are assigned to customers as standard to draw up a tailored plan that ensures a smooth switching experience and successful install.


Data migration made simple

We’ll support you with data migration by taking the time to explain what’s needed and guiding you through the process from data mapping and cleansing to extraction and migration.


A training plan for success

Having the right tools is half the battle. Knowing how to use them is the other half. We design and deliver bespoke, fully interactive training sessions to ensure your staff are confident using IRIS Ed:gen from day one.


Getting roll out right

Launching a new system can seem daunting but with thorough understanding of your requirements, effective planning, clear communication, and no need for hardware, expect to be ‘live and kicking’ with your new school MIS quickly and efficiently.


Delivering continuous improvement

You’ll have a single point of contact, responsible for conducting regular reviews and offering guidance to ensure your school management information system is delivering against your evolving needs.

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Unparalleled functionality at your fingertips

IRIS Ed:gen is a game changer in school management information systems; supporting back office staff, teachers, school senior leadership teams, and trust management to work smarter. Not harder.

The modular design – incorporating more than 40 modules as standard – combined with seamless integration, delivers unparalleled functionality and a future-fit MIS capable of meeting your evolving needs.

General School

School Manager

DSAR Manager

Admissions Manager

Pupil Manager

Pupil Profiles

Attendance Manager

Census Manager


Custom Reporting

Cover Manager (S)

Staff Manager

Export to Excel


Parental Engagement

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Staff Portal

Email and SMS

Calendar Manager

Communication Workflows

Daily Bulletin Manager

News Manager

Teaching, Learning & Assessment 

Teacher App

Rewards and Conduct Manager

Teaching Manager


Curriculum Manager

Training Manager

Exam Manager (S)

Detention Manager

Pupil Reports Manager

Exclusion Manager

Timetable Manager 

Safeguarding & Pastoral Care

Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager

Medical Centre

SEN Management

Pupil Lists

Trust Wide Reporting

Student Centred Analytics

Staff & HR Analytics

Assessment, Progress & Attainment

Financial Analytics

Cashless Catering Analytics

40+ Pre Configured Dashboards

Build Your Own Dashboards and Reports

Drill Down Capabilities

Why IRIS Education?

IRIS Education is committed to supporting schools and trusts to improve productivity and performance and empower each student to reach their unique potential for success with our next generation EdTech solutions.

From pupil and parent engagement platforms and cashless catering apps to HR, finance, and school management information systems, our software supports schools and trusts to optimise processes and drive continuous improvement.

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Integrated solutions

Best in class solutions that integrate seamlessly for maximum efficiency. From managing HR and payroll to finances, parental engagement, asset management, cashless catering and more – we help you make every school day a smarter one.

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Dedicated to improving outcomes

With an abundance of first-hand experience working in schools themselves, our passionate team are on a mission to help you harness technology to improve outcomes for all and ensure no child is left behind.

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Scalable solutions

Designed to optimise efficiency today and grow with your school/trust to deliver value long into the future.

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A partner you can trust

IRIS Education connects four million parents to UK schools, processes four million online payments per year, delivers software solutions to 12,000 schools, and is an EdTech partner to over 70% of UK trusts.

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Seamless third-party system integration

Our comprehensive API allows for third-parties to seamlessly integrate with IRIS Ed:gen – learn more here

Next generation MIS resources

Learn more about the benefits of switching to a next generation, cloud-based school MIS by visiting our resources.

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