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ParentPay acquires school meal management software provider Cypad

Following on from ParentPay and Schoolcomms joining forces, we are delighted to be able to share some exciting news with you. ParentPay Limited are today announcing that we have acquired Cypad, a leader in tablet and web based solutions for school catering, local authorities and catering service organisations. Commenting on the deal, Clint Wilson, Group […]

Comprehensive club management

The easy way to manage breakfast, after-school clubs and trips. Create, manage and oversee breakfast, after-school clubs and trips the easy way. Perfect for busy staff and parents. Call us on 0333 332 7147 to speak to an advisor.

School Gateway – Now available in Welsh!

We were approached by two Welsh Local Authorities who requested a version of School Gateway for their Welsh-speaking schools. We’ve supported and answered this request, creating a version that is now available to all schools in Wales.   Parents can view information, respond to school requests, book on to school trips, breakfast or after-school clubs, […]

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 […]

Texting during GCSEs – tips from the Centre for Parent Engagement

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have published a useful blog for schools on texting home during exam season following a recent study. The article focusses on revision support, and offers key tips on texting during revision before exams. Erica Brandt, Research Manager behing the study, says: “Revision sessions are often set up to strengthen certain […]