Arbor MIS Extract Tool Now Available! (05/03/2021)

We are pleased to confirm that an Arbor Data Extract Tool is now available to 4Matrix schools as part of 4Matrix Desktop update (issued 5th March 2021)
If your school uses Arbor and you would like to use this feature to import pupil photos, demographics and class populations, please follow these steps.
1. Make sure you're using 4Matrix Desktop version or later (to check this in 4Matrix, go to Help > About 4Matrix).
2. Go to and login using your Arbor credentials.
3. Press 'Approve' to grant the connection between 4Matrix and Arbor.
If you see an error message saying you are not authorised to approve apps, it is because only members of SLT and the school admin team can approve the connection.
4. Go to and log a ticket to notify us that you are ready for the final part of the setup and include your name and phone number.
4Matrix will aim to contact you within 2 hours of the notification and will assist you in completing the details in the 4Matrix > Admin > School Settings tool with the school’s Arbor URL and a unique API key.
5. In Arbor, link courses to Year Groups. This must be completed in order for classes to pull through on the 4Matrix data extract. In Arbor, complete the following steps for all year groups you wish to import classes for:
School > Programmes > Select AC year e.g. 2021/22
Under Courses select Table View.
In the search box enter year group e.g. Year 11. Now only Year 11 courses should be listed.
Click on the tick box at the top to Select All
Click on the pencil icon to Bulk Update Year Group
Select the year e.g. Year 11

Please note that the Arbor MIS Extract will not import embargoed results.

Article revised: 11/04/2023