Defining groups

As well as defining students, teachers and parents, you need to define groups for forms, years and classes. You can also define custom groups.

You define groups in a file called groups.csv, and refer to groups either by their ID (recommended) or Name elsewhere (for example when defining what year a student is in). Each group goes on its own line.

You will need to add a group for each year group that students are in, forms that students are in, and class groups that students are in. You can optionally add custom groups. 

Column headerData typeDescriptionExample
IDText containing only characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and -. A unique, un-changing identifier for the group (often generated from your MIS).232341
NameTextThe group's name.Year 7

Here is an example CSV file which can be used as a base to start from: