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Improving Links with school

To keep your child safe and ensure their well-being, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our links with you and keep everyone up-to-date and well informed. As sending written information home is sometimes unreliable we have decided to implement Schoolcomms, an electronic school communication system. This will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably. We can send letters by email to your inbox and short messages directly to your mobile phone as a text message, or if you have an Apple or Android mobile phone, by app message.

You will:

  • Receive letters more reliably and promptly
  • See letters in your inbox like any other email
  • Get a short text or app message if we need to contact you urgently
  • Still get paper letters if you don’t have email
  • Not need to rely on your child for delivery
  • Be able to reply by email, text or  free app messages, and be able to send us any reasons for absence via text, email or app message

We can:

  • Send more letters and information
  • Save money on admin time, printing and paper
  • Contact you urgently when necessary

Next steps:

  1. The school will use the email address and mobile number that we hold for the Priority one contact(s). Please ensure that we have up to date mobile numbers and email addresses
  2. If you do not have an Apple or Android device, skip to step 6
  3. Go to your app store and search for “School Gateway” and download the app
  4. Once downloaded, select the “I’m a New User” button; enter your email address and mobile number that we have on record for you. Select Send PIN and a PIN number will be text to your mobile phone
  5. Log in with your email address and the PIN, your account is now active and you will receive instant notifications of messages in your notifications bar
  6. If you change your contact details please let the school know as soon as possible

Schoolcomms is registered with the data protection act. All information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation. Your details will only be used for the purpose of school business. You will not receive any SPAM or marketing material.

Online Payments and Trip Consent

Finding the right change or writing a cheque for the school trip or other items for school can be tiresome and time consuming.  You or your child has to take the payment/s to school and the school office has to count and record it.  At Priory, we use Schoolcomms to offer you an online payment method which puts you in control.  You can access it at any time, track how much you have paid, what is outstanding and make payments directly to us using your debit or credit card.Getting started

You will need to register for a School Gateway account from www.schoolgateway.com You will need to enter your email address and mobile number we have on record for you. Please ensure we have the most up-to-date parent contact details.

When you have entered your email address and mobile number, select the Send PIN button, a PIN number will be sent to your mobile phone. You can then use this PIN number to log into the School Gateway and view/ make payments.

Payment Requests

When there is money owing to school by you, we can set up payment requests and you will be notified by text or email that there is a payment request available.  Simply log in using your email address and your PIN number, select the payment request(s) you wish to fulfil and follow the Wizard through to pay.

Convenient

You can give your consent for trips online, saving you the need to fill out permission slips and write notes into school about trips. When a trip is due you will be sent a text or an email to let you know that you need to log on to the school gateway and give your consent, it’s as easy as that.

 

 

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