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ParentPay and Schoolcomms join forces

Deal creates the UK’s leading schools’ payment and parental engagement provider  ParentPay Limited, the UK’s leading provider of school payment services, and Schoolcomms, a leader in parental engagement software for schools, have today announced that they have merged to create the UK’s leading provider of integrated parent payment and engagement services for schools. Together, ParentPay […]

Publish student reports instantly to parent app, website or email

Looking for an instant and reliable way to publish student reports to your online parent portal? With Schoolcomms Online Reporting, you can upload profile and assessment reports, direct from SIMS to School Gateway, the trusted and secure parent app and website within seconds. This fast and reliable service means that you can tell parents, with confidence, […]

Welcome back to the new half term

Welcome back to the new half term. Over the previous couple of months Schoolcomms has been streamlined to offer new and improved functionality and a new look. New Look Payments: Many customers are already using and seeing the benefits of our new looks Payments system. Unrivalled SIMS Integration New and improved interface Improved integration Web […]

New Clubs Feature

You now have the flexibility to set a ‘close booking’ date for a club several days in advance of the club taking place. A new ‘This many nights before the session’ option has replaced the ‘The day before the session’ option. This will not affect any existing club sessions: For clubs, where you had selected ‘The […]

Streamline parent communications & save money

Are you experiencing increasing costs for your parent communications? Are different systems confusing staff and difficult to implement and maintain? We can offer you: Text and Email – with free app messaging Online Payments – with the option to fix transaction charges at just 16p Online Reporting – publish assessment, attendance and timetable data direct […]

Texting during GCSEs – tips from the Centre for Parent Engagement

Our partner organisation – Centre for Parent Engagement (CPE) – have recently published a useful blog for schools on texting home during exam season. CPE are an organisation set-up to research and identify the most effective ways for schools to drive parent engagement through the use of technology. The article focusses on revision support, and […]

Cut your online transaction charges by over 60%

We know that School Business Managers are under increasing pressure to identify efficiencies and prepare for ever tighter budgets. In response we’ve developed a low cost option for schools looking to go/stay cashless – Instant Bank Transfer (IBT) 16p That’s 24p less than the average charge for a £30 parent payment, when compared to a […]

Fixed fee transaction charge of only 16p

Instant Bank Transfer (IBT) with Schoolcomms offers schools the opportunity to fix transaction costs. When parents pay via IBT, the charge for that transaction is only 16p. You can choose to offer parents IBT option only so you can guarantee what your transaction costs will be. IBT payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee scheme […]

Reduce the cost of your parent communications

Looking to save money? It’s easier than you think. Schoolcomms is the market leading parent messaging system for SIMS schools:- Free app messaging – reduce the cost of sending texts Save print/copy costs – bulk send letters, timetables & reports straight from SIMS Automate absence chasing – reduce call/text costs using free app messages No […]