What is 4Matrix?

4Matrix is the essential professional software system for the management of school performance data. It is a powerful, networked application that is designed to look and feel like other Microsoft programs, and is easy-to-use with the help of over two hours of built-in video tutorials.

4Matrix provides power tools for use at key stages 3, 4 and 5, to analyse, compare, forecast and report on the performance of subjects, the progress made by different groups of pupils, the consistency and impact of teaching, and key school performance indicators. 4Matrix will import and automatically process rich data directly from all major MIS in minutes, or it can be copied and pasted from spreadsheets.
4Matrix includes a brilliant solution to Assessing Without Levels at key stage 3. Click here to see our presentation.

4Matrix Infinity, our new web version of 4Matrix, is available to schools now. It will allow teachers to use the key features of 4Matrix from home using an iPad or equivalent. It will link with the existing 4Matrix database, meaning that all sensitive data will continue to remain in school. The first release includes tools across all key stages plus a new seating plan tool.

4Matrix Fusion is a new web-based performance data solution specifically designed for Multi-Academy Trusts. It uses the power of 4Matrix to provide top-level analysis of school performance data to support the reporting of Performance Indicators for MATs. The range of data analysed and displayed by 4Matrix Fusion will be extended over time in association with our MAT partners.

Why does our school need it?

  • 4Matrix is the most powerful system available to manage the performance of pupils across their subjects
  • It will process your examination results into reports on Exam Results Day in minutes
  • It will reveal a huge amount of extra information from the information stored in your school MIS
  • It contains tools to show the essential Performance Indicators for schools, including P8, EBacc and En/Ma Threshold
  • It provides a complete solution to 'Assessment Without Levels' at KS3
  • It presents the professional tools to support the work of the knowledge-driven, self-evaluating school
  • It can help school leaders to demonstrate Outstanding Leadership through the use of performance data


What does 4Matrix do?

  • 4Matrix will easily import data from all major MIS as well as from spreadsheets
  • Produce all your performance reports on Exam Results day in minutes
  • Identify key intervention groups, and forecast next year's headline results to within 2-5%
  • Automatically calculate Progress 8, EBacc, En/Ma Threshold, and Levels of Progress for all pupils
  • Supports the design and assessment of a first-class curriculum at key stage 3 (Assessing Without Levels)
  • Provide evidence of the impact of interventions, including Pupil Premium
  • Show the impact of teaching for every teaching group
  • Gives teachers the most effective set of data tools for undertaking research into teaching and learning


Why is 4Matrix essential for managing pupil progress?

  • 4Matrix offers a sophisticated Progress 8 performance tool which supports modelling of Progress 8 predictions
  • Our new KS3 'Assessing Without Levels' system produces automatic Flight Paths from teachers' records of pupils' mastery of their learning
  • The Transition Matrices tool will produce photo-reports to show the progress made by pupils in any category
  • The VA Target tool checks that whatever method you use to set targets is effective in leading to positive Value Added for all pupils


How can 4Matrix help schools support effective teaching?

  • Teachers can investigate learning effectiveness across their classes through an action-research approach
  • The Subject Profile, Subjects Summary and Group Analysis tools provide comparisons in impact between subjects and teaching groups
  • 4Matrix can produce essential reports on the impact of teaching to support Performance Management and Ofsted inspection preparation
  • 4Matrix will provide quantitative evidence to support Gap Analysis and the impact of intervention on the performance of groups of pupils


How can our school get started with 4Matrix?

Getting started is simple. Senior school staff can order 4Matrix from the Sign Up link and have it up and running the same day. You will get the first month free and you can cancel your order if not completely satisfied.
4Matrix is great value! We have kept the cost of a one-year licence for 4Matrix at £960 +VAT for the last five years, even though we have doubled the number of features.
4Matrix is easily installed on a server in around 15-20 minutes - or on a stand-alone PC if you wish to immediately see the power of 4Matrix. Then use it with your own school data and wonder how you ever managed without it.

4Matrix is exceptionally powerful, and great value. Don't take our word for it - click this link and see for yourself what over 100 headteachers and other users say about 4Matrix.


Are you a Welsh school? Great! Please click here to go to our Wales portal.

Do school leaders say this about any other management software?

“4Matrix is brilliant! We recommend it
without reservation."

- Kenny Frederick, Principal, George Green School

“On Results Day we shared our success easily with everyone in the Federation"
- David Sheppard, Executive Headteacher,
Prendergast Schools


“4Matrix is the most brilliant piece of data analysis software I have seen"
- Ian Crews, Vice Principal, Bodmin College

“4Matrix allows SLT to forensically analyse performance"
- Tony Ryan, Headteacher, Chiswick School

"Wow! We have been bowled over by the
power of 4Matrix"

- Ged Ward, Headteacher, Macclesfield High School

“I cannot recommend 4Matrix highly enough"
- Alan Yellup, Executive Headteacher, Wakefield City Academy

“Ofsted were very impressed
with our use of 4Matrix"

- Steve Griffiths, Deputy Headteacher, Longton High School

“4Matrix is a fantastic product - the best and most comprehensive on the market "
- Tobias Hacker, Data Manager, Christ's School

“I don’t know how I ever managed without 4Matrix. It’s fantastic! "
- Jackie Hazell, Data Manager, King's Lynn Academy

“Our school uses the 'Assessment Without Levels' system in 4Matrix and it is fabulous! "
- Natalie Jane, 4Matrix Performance Data Group

" The easiest, least stressful and quickest
exam results processing."

- Tracey Richardson, Data Manager, Patcham High School

"Ofsted accepted our 4Matrix predictions without further discussion"
- Richard Ayre, Vice Principal, The Brittons Academy

"4Matrix is rocket fuel for the
self-evaluating school"

- Tom Cassidy, Vice Principal, Paddington Academy

“4Matrix is the Holy Grail for Data Managers!"
- Tanveer Butt, Data Manager

“I was amazed that I was
analysing results within minutes"

- Damien Griffiths, Director of Ed Tech, Dubai British School

“4Matrix is an amazing piece of software.
It is also incredibly good value"

- Claire Hobbs, Assistant Headteacher

4Matrix is a really powerful tool to support school self evaluation and raise standards."
- A D Williams, Headteacher, Radyr Comprehensive School

“4Matrix has been a key driver
in helping us raise standards"

- Helen Lewis, Headteacher, Tasker Milward School

"4Matrix is a fantastic application"
- Graeme Watson, Data Manager,
Woodham Community Technology College


"Awesome results analysis today
using 4Matrix!"

- Claire Devereux, Deputy Headteacher,
Swakeleys School for Girls


"What a toolbox 4Matrix is! It is fabulous!"
- Les Glasby, Assistant Principal,
Tendring Technology College