New messaging system
From time to time, we send information to parents via text message to your mobile phone. This is at a significant cost to the school. The free smartphone app for parents called ‘School Gateway’ for Apple (iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich or later) devices has messaging built in for free and we will be using this in the future. Many of you already have this app, in which case you don't need to do anything.
Please could you download this new app to your phone (it’s free) if you don’t already have it as it will help us improve communication with parents – and save the school money.
The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:
1. 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)
2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”
3. 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
4. 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’ve got the system set-up, all of the text messages we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.
If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.
Thank you for your help.