School to Academy with new Dfes number
Our school is soon to become and Academy school.
The new academy will have a new Dfes number. Our local SIMS support have suggested that we will need to start from day 1 with a new empty database, and import the current students into it.
Could be great in one respect as it will get rid of lots of old rubbish / on longer needed data .
If we start afresh what about the historical data. I know this could held on a second SIMS server but how will staff access this data? Would they need to, I assume they would at some point? What about when the census is run?
Anyone been through this before?