We are excited to announce that to improve communication with our entire school community, we have launched a smartphone app which is free to download and works with both iPhones and Android phones. Please visit theschool.app for more information. This will replace our old text messaging system and by December we will only be sending information via the School App. As a school, we believe it is essential to work in partnership with parents and carers and part of this is achieved by ensuring that you receive clear, relevant and regular communications.
Benefits of the app for Parents and Carers.
- The app is secure; you set up a PIN/Touch ID to access on your phone
- You can have more than one parent nominated to receive messages
- The app is powered by our school website which means that when you download it, you will have a single place to receive and access important messages along with calendar events, newsletters, latest news and all information pages within the school website.
- Messages appear in your inbox in the condition that they left school; you will receive secure individual and group messages as well as whole school notices
- We can be certain that you have received the message.
Benefits of the app for the school.
- We will be able to reduce costs as unlike texts, messages we send are free of charge, and it will reduce our admin time by keeping all communication tools within one place.
To set up the App
- Please complete the attached permissions slip and return to school as soon as possible and certainly by Monday, 18th October so we can send you an invitation to download the app.
- Download the app as a guest user by visiting your app store and searching for TheSchoolApp or simply scan the QR code below using your mobile device
To keep you fully updated, it is important that we have the most up-to-date parent/guardian contact details and emergency contacts for your child. If any information changes throughout the school year, please notify us immediately.
Please feel free to contact the school office if you need any further information about this service.