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The Schoolcomms team at the Head Office in Bude, Cornwall

Our Mission

Parental engagement has a very positive impact on a child’s learning. At Schoolcomms we know that when it comes to a child’s education, parents matter – we want to help schools engage parents more closely by developing a two-way relationship with home, ultimately improving the child’s learning and education. We know that technology itself can’t do this on its own, but by fully integrating our products with SIMS, our goal is to make managing the school-to-home relationship as smart and simple as possible.

How did we get here?

It all started in 2003 when our Chairman saw a missing link between messaging systems and the schools MIS. He brought together a small team of people and alongside Capita, they developed Schoolcomms to be fully integrated with SIMS. It began with Messaging, and gradually we developed more features. By 2008 we had added Import from SIMS, writing back to SIMS and Attendance features. After having our first official sale in December 2004 we started to grow, steadily at first then more quickly after 2008 once the product had developed. By this time our small team had expanded and in 2009, we moved into an office in Bude, Cornwall. 2010 brought a very snowy winter, when many schools realised the real benefit of having an efficient communication system to send important messages to parents in bulk, so Schoolcomms continued to flourish…


Back to the present… We now have a product spectrum including Messaging, Payments, Online Reporting and Clubs – for the straightforward management of after-school and breakfast clubs – as well as our widely used Parent App. Our one-system parental engagement solution is now trusted by over 3,000 schools across the UK. In January 2017, Schoolcomms was acquired by ParentPay, the merger bringing together two leading lights in the provision of web and mobile delivered payment and engagement services for schools and parents.

What we do

Schoolcomms provides the easiest and most efficient way to engage parents more closely in their children’s education. We work closely with schools to develop products that are useful, and improve products to do what they need them to do. We maintain an exceptional level of customer service throughout our relationship with schools, with a dedicated support team on hand to assist with any queries or issues. We’ve got you covered.

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