Great schools want to do more with data

However, too often, the systems used limit what is possible. That’s why we’re building Assembly.

Assembly is a secure, cloud-based platform that connects to your school’s Management Information System and extracts key elements of your school’s data.

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Use apps to create new data

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Compare data from multiple schools within the same trust or programme

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Use our powerful apps to visualise your data

How the platform works



Our connectors are the secure tools we use to extract data from schools’ Management Information Systems. The connectors are fully configurable – schools decide what data they send to the platform, and can change the permission settings at any time.



At its heart, the platform has a cloud database which stores a combination of data from the school MIS and data created in the platform. All the data at the platform level is accessible to the platform’s apps (provided those apps have been granted permission to see the data by a school).



The apps are the actual tools that a school uses. For example, secondary schools on the Mathematics Mastery programme use a gradebook app to input and analyse test data.

I'm a school Can I use Assembly?


Right now there are two ways schools interact with Assembly:

  • Secondary schools can use our free benchmarking tool to analyse their performance based on key national data.
  • Any school using one of our supported MIS can sign up to Assembly to connect to apps that use the Assembly platform. To find out how to connect your school, take a look at our support site or get in touch with us at

I'm a developer Can I build an app for Assembly?


We are now welcoming new apps to our platform. School Improvement is at the heart of our philosophy, so if you’re looking for a better way to securely connect your app to school data, then email us at You can also check out our publicly available developer API documentation.

I'm an organisation Can Assembly work for us?


Whether you’re a multi academy trust, a researcher or a curriculum provider, if you are after multi-school analytics, our platform is built with you in mind. Contact us at if you’d like to discuss how Assembly could work for you.

To find out more about Assembly,
register your interest

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Who we are

Assembly is a joint venture between Ark and NEON.

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Ark is an international organisation whose purpose is to transform children's lives. Ark’s programmes include Ark Schools, Frontline and Mathematics Mastery.

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NEON Foundation is the philanthropic arm of NEON. The Foundation focuses on building innovative digital products for the education sector.

As well as Ark and NEON, we are lucky to have Zing as a founding partner.


Zing supports organisations whose outcomes are focused on young people realising their potential.

For more information contact:

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For platform support contact:

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