Steyning Grammar School
Set up payment requests and send notifications to parents
Gather parental consent for trips, clubs etc
Integrates with cashless caterers
Full audit reports
Ability to process manual transactions and refunds
Option to fix transaction charges
Text – two way, create templates and schedule messages
FREE app instant messages sent to smartphones
Read Attendance from SIMS. Write back the Attendance Mark and parent comments to SIMS Attendance
Email SIMS Individual Assessment and Profile Reports
Write messages back to SIMS Comms Log
Set up clubs and limit numbers
Club member and attendance reporting
Collect and manage parent cash and online payments
Parents can view and book clubs and sessions online
Share achievements with parents and students
Notify parents of SIMS behaviour incidents
Choose what to publish
Publish curriculum timetables straight from SIMS
Parents, staff and students can view exam timetables online
Compatible with various platforms including Apple Watch
Set up links to live forms and surveys
Accessible to parents, staff and students
Improve response rates
Speed up response times
Our finance officer started it off, our old systems were clunky and we were in a good place to move to another system.
“We put together a comparison of other systems and Schoolcomms was the obvious choice”
We had a demo of the system and a free trial. Compared to other systems Schoolcomms seemed easy to use whereas others were clunky. We spoke to another school that already used Schoolcomms and they were very complimentary. We did our homework, we put together a comparison of other systems and Schoolcomms was the obvious choice.
“We now have swifter communications between school and home and parents are really engaged”
We use Schoolcomms Messaging, Payments, Online Reporting and Parents Evening, everything being in one place makes things a lot easier. The software works well and everyone who has seen the system says it ticks all the boxes. We now have swifter communications between school and home and parents are really engaged with their child’s school life as School Gateway provides somewhere for them to go to view this.
We’re saving money on postage as we’re able to use Messaging to send emails and texts and also in-app messages to parents who’ve signed up. We’re keen to drive the app to parents even more in September as this saves even more money, we think the app also looks fantastic and is so intuitive.
“The change to Schoolcomms was smooth and it rolled out beautifully. It was so seamless because it integrates so well with SIMS”
There are lots of changes happening in the school at the moment, but the change to Schoolcomms was smooth and it rolled out beautifully. It was so seamless because it integrates so well with SIMS, all the data was already there so we just had to download Schoolcomms onto our system and it was ready to use.
“It’s offered everything and more, we’re really happy with the one solution”
I would definitely recommend Schoolcomms, from a technical perspective it’s so easy to set up and it has been so worth the change in terms of saving us money. The support is great; I’m not just talking from a technical perspective but end user support as well. It’s offered everything and more, we’re really happy with the one solution.