School Gateway (sometimes called Schoolcomms) is an app available on iOS, Android and the web. It’ll work on phones, tablets, laptops and even smart watches.
Using the app parents can check their child’s attendance record, submit explanations for any absences and check the latest lesson timetable.
Two-way messaging is also available through the app allowing parents to use the School Gateway to receive texts from school. The benefit of this is that app messages cost nothing to send and it makes it easier for the school to confirm messages have been received and parents can also reply straight away.
The School Gateway app can be used to pay for school dinners and trips meaning parents will not have to queue up at the school office or send children into school with cash envelopes to pay. This allows parents to track payment history and use credit or debit cards, Bank Transfer or PayPoint from more than 28,000 shops.
Find our Parent's Guide to School Gateway below.