System update 27 February 2024

An updated version of the Get Information about Schools (GIAS) service has been released to all users. You do not need to take any specific action unless otherwise indicated below.

This release includes the following improvements:

  • bug fixes and fine-tuning to improve the overall user experience, including:
    • 196400 – bug fix to remove semi colon on the governance tab
    • 131309 – bug fix to correct the error message on closing a multi-academy trust (MAT)
    • 195691 – bug fix to allow relevant users to create federations
    • 196085 – update to the service to show the new royal cypher

Further information

1. Office for National Statistics (ONS) updates

There will be another update shortly and we will let users know once this work is completed.

2. Establishment users – email addresses

The main establishment email address field and the alternative establishment email address field (if applicable) must contain an up-to-date, valid, and actively monitored email address. There should be no personal establishment email address or personal email address added to these fields.

The headteacher email address field must contain an up-to-date, valid, and actively monitored work email address for the headteacher/principal/manager (as applicable).

Kind regards

GIAS support team