Dear Parents

Improved text messaging system – and you can help the school save money

From time to time, we send information to parents via text message to your mobile phone.  The system we have been using to send these messages to date involves a costly text charge which costs the school several thousand pounds a year.

We have a new parent communication system called School Gateway. It is an app based system managed from your phone which will allow you to communicate with the school, manage your child’s progress and report absence, as well as manage payments to the school for lunches, trips and other items.

A new, free, smartphone app for parents is now available for download called ‘School Gateway’ for Apple (iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich or later) devices.

Please could you download this new app to your phone (it’s free) as it will replace Groupcall our current communication system and you will need it to maintain contact with the school.

The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:

1. Search for “School Gateway” in the Apple App Store/Google Play or on your phone go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple (Apple) or www.schoolgateway.com/android (Android)

2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”

3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school

4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, all of the text messages we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.

Parent User Guide School Gateway

If you would like to find out more click here

If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.

Thank you for your help.

School Office

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