We have recently introduced a new system called ‘Schoolscomms’, this system allows us to contact parents/carers by email or text message. We would like to encourage parents/carers to download the 'SchoolComms' app (known as School Gateway) as this will be a more convenient way of staying in touch with the academy.
The app works across multiple devices, details of which are noted below. You can access School Gateway online or via the app 24/7 and it is simple, safe and secure to use. The app allows parents/carers to advise school of student absences, respond to school letters that require a reply slip consent and to contact the academy with general enquiries.
Our use of School Gateway will be developing over time and any updates on the system will be communicated to parents in due course. We would also like to encourage parents/carers to pass on any feedback relating to the SchoolGateway app.
Below are the requirements and installation instructions for the SchoolGateway app.
The App – School Gateway – is applicable for the following devices:
- Apple (iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S or later, iPad, iPad Touch)
- Android (4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich or later)
To download the App please follow the process below:
- 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)
- Install the App and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”
- 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. (It will not work if the address / mobile number are different from that recorded on the school system).
- 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 have the system set-up, all of the text messages we send will appear in your App; you will receive notifications/ alerts as normal.
Thank you for supporting the academy by downloading the App. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.