Keystone MIS are a Yorkshire based company who provide professional, impartial, comprehensive and affordable SIMS support to Schools and Academies throughout the UK.
Our Company was founded by Dave Bahn and Richard Morrell who were both previously employed by Hull City Council Local Authority to provide SIMS Support to local Schools and Academies.
We decided that in order to progress the team further there was only one choice we could make which was to leave the constraints of the Local Authority and branch out by ourselves. We spoke to the Local Authority about our plans and we had their full support and backing but more importantly we had the backing of our supported Schools who understood the reasons for our decision and followed us when we became Keystone and have continued to support us wholeheartedly.
“Leaving the comfort of the LA and forming Keystone was a huge decision for us but it turned out to be the catalyst for us in many ways, once we became a private company we could build on the services we offered and before we knew it we had doubled the size of the team and increased our schools by a third. As our business continues to grow it reminds us that what we are offering schools is valued and a much needed service” – Dave Bahn
We always take a great deal of pride in the level of support we offer to our Schools and we have a long history of excellent customer relationships with a large number of local Schools. We are a friendly, approachable and knowledgeable team who are experts in handling children’s data and keeping up-to-date with current legislation, our core values are built on customer service and high quality support.
We believe that your Information System is the Keystone to the School, something that is important to the entire structure, be it attendance, attainment, behaviour, special needs, curriculum, reporting or statutory returns your MIS plays a vital role, and we are here to support you, and to help you use your information to underpin key decisions in the life of the School.
Keystone MIS works closely with teams across the Local Authorities, to ensure we are able to provide a complete ‘end-to-end’ service in terms of managing Schools staff and pupil information. SIMS software is supplied by Capita Educational Services and the team liaises regularly with Capita to ensure that the needs of the Schools are met. We respect confidentiality with Schools and adhere to the relevant security laws and data protection act. All staff also have clean CRB checks for access to Schools.