For some time we have been sending email and text messages to keep you informed. We have to pay for text messages and this can add up to a lot of money.
We now have a new smartphone app – School Gateway. The app is completely free, and cuts the costs of text messaging. Great news as the money saved can be better used elsewhere.
If you have a smartphone, please download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Step 1 – Download the ‘School Gateway’ app
Step 2 – Select ‘I’m a new user’, enter your email and mobile number – your PIN number will then be sent to your phone
Step 3 – Enter your PIN and login
That’s it – you will now receive messages from us through the smartphone app. Your phone will buzz/ring just like when a text message arrives. So you will:
receive instant notification of messages
receive messages even when there is no mobile signal – provided you’re connected to Wi -Fi
not be charged for sending replies back to the school
be able to store and receive messages all in one place
If your mobile phone isn’t able to download the app, we will continue to send messages via text instead.
Schoolcomms can also be used to make payments for school activities and events.
This enables you to make payments at a time convenient to you.