The All-in-One Parent App for Schools

Manage your parental engagement, communication, clubs, parents’ evenings, meals and more – from any location, any device.

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Why Choose Schoolcomms?

Here are just a few of the reasons why Schoolcomms is the chosen partner for so many schools.

 

UK Market
Leader

 

We’re trusted by over 3,000 schools, providing services to over 500,000 parents across the UK.

Unrivalled
Security


PCI-DSS Level 1 Certified, Cyber Essentials Plus Certified & ISO 27001 Certified by a UKAS accredited certification body.

Customer
Satisfaction
99.8%

 

Access a wealth of on-demand help guides and reach our friendly Support team in an instant – via phone or email.

Dedicated
Training

 

Learn from our dedicated Training team, and benefit from tailored training programmes and free eLearning resources.

FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked frequently.

How long has Schoolcomms been providing parental engagement software in the education industry?

Schoolcomms was founded in 2003. Our aim? To bridge the missing link between messaging systems and schools’ MIS, transforming parent-school relationships.

Since starting in 2003, the focus of Schoolcomms has remained unchanged. We know that when it comes to a child’s education, parents matter. We want to help schools engage with parents by developing a two-way relationship with home, improving children’s learning.

What training and support do you offer Schoolcomms customers?

At Schoolcomms, we have dedicated Training and Support teams – both committed to helping you and your school succeed.

From the moment you become a Schoolcomms customer, our Training team is on hand to help you – be it through onboarding training, refresher webinars or tailored training programmes. You’ll also have access to an extensive catalogue of free eLearning resources.

Should you face any issues while using Schoolcomms, our friendly support team is always there to answer your questions – on the phone or via email.

Our dedicated Support team is proud to have a 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. With them at the helm, you can be sure any issues will be promptly resolved. 

Do I have the flexibility to build a custom Schoolcomms package?

Yes, with Schoolcomms you have complete flexibility to build a solution that suits your school. Schoolcomms offers a full range of products, which build upon the app, enriching the parent experience. You can add additional features at any time. These include Messaging, Online Reporting, Payments, Clubs, Meal Manager, Medical Tracker and SchoolCloud Parents Evening.

Does Schoolcomms integrate with my school MIS, financial software and cashless caterer?

Schoolcomms writes back to SIMS and integrates with most leading MIS, financial software, and cashless caterers such as Arbor and VeriCool. You can view a list of our partners here:

https://schoolcomms.com/partners/

How do you support parents of a school using Schoolcomms?

There’s a whole team at Schoolcomms striving to make life easier for parents and schools. Every school we partner with has access to telephone and email support. And with our Support team boasting a 99.8% customer satisfaction rate, you can be sure you’re in safe hands. We’re here to make sure your school and your parents get the most out of Schoolcomms.

Alongside Schoolcomms, we’ve developed a free parent app and online parent portal: School Gateway. This enables parents to interact with the school and use Schoolcomms directly from their mobiles – anytime, anywhere.

 

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Design the perfect parent app for your school 

A host of features to meet the needs of your school. Make your mobile app look and feel the way you want.

Connectcollaborate and communicate in real-time with our free school app for parents. Give parents instant access to their child’s school life at no extra cost. Click on the products below to find out more.

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Improve Your Parental Engagement


Parental engagement can have a positive impact on student learning. But connecting with parents can be tricky. That’s why we’ve made it simple with our all-in-one parent app.

Share, news, alerts and free school resources
Send automated alerts in real-time via the school app. Share reports, homework, news, timetables, electronic consent forms and surveys – anytime, anywhere, in a matter of minutes. And add a link to your social media accounts.

Powerful insights at your fingertips
Record attendance data; drive improvements. Make smarter, data-backed decisions with in-built analytics and reporting. Track trends, repeat occurrences and unexplained absences with ease.

Raise Pupil Premium funding

Built-in Pupil Premium checker makes it simple for parents to determine whether they’re eligible for the scheme. This can help your school raise thousands of pounds in extra support.

 


Schoolcomms has enabled us to reduce paper, print and posting costs. We’ve also made significant savings in staff admin time.– Ponteland Community High School

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Cut Costs with Paperless Parent Communication

Good communication is the key to improving your parent-school relationships. But communicating with parents can be costly. So why not supercharge your savings with online messaging. And say hello to the future of school communications.

Connect with parents in real-time
Send texts, emails, or push notifications via the parent app, to communicate important information, share learning resources and announce upcoming events.

Reduce time spent on admin
Make manual record-keeping a thing of the past. Attach SIMS curriculum or exam timetables and reports to emails for quick, hassle-free delivery. Gain a full digital audit trail, freeing up valuable admin time.

Harness the power of parent interactions
Identify parents’ preferred contact method, monitor app uptake and track bounce backs to build stronger parent-school relationships.

Stay on top of attendance
Chase, follow up and capture unexplained absences by sharing your data from SIMS. With in-app messaging, parents can confirm absences in an instant.

 


“Life, from an office point of view, has become easier. One great advantage is seeing if parents contact details have changed when emails and texts bounce back!” – Storrington Primary School

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Host Virtual Parents’ Evenings

Say yes to paperless parents’ evenings and ease admin headaches with an online booking system. With teachers and parents able to meet via video call, parents’ evenings have never been simpler or safer.

Bookings without the bother
Make appointment sheets, reply slips, and chasing responses all a thing of the past. Pre-set appointments, block out time slots and manage bookings – all from a single sign-on.

Safe & secure video appointments
Contactless parents’ evenings via encrypted video calls. Parents can attend from their homes or on the go, using their phones, laptops or tablets. See your attendance rate skyrocket!

Easy setup
Integrates with your school information management system, syncing your teachers, students, parents and classes.

 


Since we’ve been using the Parents’ Evening Software, our parental attendance has increased from an average of 48% to 85%.Crown Hills Community College

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Manage COVID-19 cases, First Aid and Medication Online

 

 

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork needed to report and record accidents. But it needn’t be this way. Manage suspected COVID-19 cases, first aid, medication and care plans online with Medical Tracker.

Save time, go paperless
Record injuries, illnesses and accidents in real-time. Mitigate risk with a secure web-based platform.

Create actionable reports
Report on location, regular first aid room visitors, serious incidents and more. Find all student medical history in your MIS and write back recorded incidents.

Track medication expiry
Activate automated notifications. Notify parents in an instant – anytime, anywhere.

Manage medical conditions online

Share life-saving information, review individual healthcare plans, and manage ‘notifiable diseases’ including Covid-19.

 


Our medical room cannot operate without it. The system has become a must for all first aid related incidents within our school.Cuckoo Hall Academy

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Stay Safe and Secure with Cashless Payments

Collecting, counting and handling cash can be anything but easy. Automate these tiresome tasks by switching to online payments.

Create a safer cashless environment
Reduce the hygiene risks associated with cash-handling. Prevent queues at the school office. Know you’re in safe hands with secure payment processing and a full audit trail. 

Streamline your operations 
Simple for staff to set up multiple payment requests. Easy for parents to pay via the web or free app – by card, bank transfer or PayPoint.

Reduce cash administration time
Eliminate trips to the bank and reduce the time and costs associated with physical cash. No need to chase payments – set up automatic alerts and reminders.

Futureproof your finances

Manage your school finances and parent debt more efficiently with detailed financial reports.

 


Since implementing Schoolcomms, we’ve experienced savings on administrative time, as well as printing and paper costs.Brookside Primary School

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Hassle-Free Club Management

Cut out onerous paper-based admin with our online club management software. Access all the information you need on one powerful platform. 

Manage your sessions
Set up different session times, options and costs with ease. Reduce friction by giving parents the option to pay now or pay later. Cancel or edit bookings in an instant.

Avoid being oversubscribed
Set booking deadlines, limit places and manage numbers in a matter of seconds.

Improve safeguarding
Get rid of manual record-keeping with printable online registers. Monitor the popularity of each club to drive bookings. And track attendance to guarantee child protection during after-school hours. 

 


Parents are able to book before and after school clubs themselves online, so they manage their own bookings and no admin time is required.John Shelton Community Primary School

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Meal Management Made Easy

 

Managing payments, bookings and orders can be a logistical minefield. And rising food costs, as well as changing legislation, only add to the complexity. Go paperless and cashless with a cloud-based meal management solution.

Save time with online ordering and payments
Parents can pay, order and book in advance online or via the app. Forget spreadsheets, paper menus and roll calls. Paperless meal selection ensures your kitchen staff have all the information they need – before 9 am. 

Protect students’ wellbeing
Create allergy-safe menus in an instant. Record and protect the identity of students eligible for free school meals

Maximise efficiency with real-time data
Bring all your data together in one place. Identify areas for improvement with a range of in-depth reports, including meal uptake, cost per meal and consumption.

 


We have fewer problems with the link between payments and school meals and have found the system generally instinctive.Oathall Community College

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What Our Customers Think

Don’t just take our word for it – here are some of the ways we’ve helped over 3,000 schools across the UK.

Primary Schools: 

Wheatfield Primary School – South Gloucester

Schoolcomms offered a near-perfect integration of all aspects we were needing for our school.

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Leverstock Green School – Hertfordshire

Staff like the system for paying for meals, printing registers for clubs and live bookings for parents evenings. 

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St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School  Walsall

Our parents and staff have reacted really positively. It has been well received by everyone.” 

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Secondary Schools: 

Down High School  Ireland

“Each stage of the rollout has been met by thankful parents – a positive outcome for the school. My only regret is that we didn’t have Schoolcomms sooner!

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St Peter’s Church of England Aided School  Devon
We have saved huge amounts of time when messaging parents via Schoolcomms. Better still, the ability to send messages in the app for free has saved us hundreds of pounds in text messages.” 

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The John of Gaunt School  Wiltshire 

We are a large Secondary school communicating with 99% of our parents via Schoolcomms and with 88% using the App.”

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Download here

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