The School Gateway Parent App is the essential tool to keep parents informed about what’s going on at school. It keeps everything in one place, behind one login so parents can easily:
- View information
- Receive and reply to messages from school
- Make payments for lunch money, trips, school uniform and more without having to go into school
- View transaction history
- View student timetable
- View behaviour and achievement reports
- View child’s attendance
- View clubs
- An easy place to keep contact information up to date
School Gateway is a free app for parents to download onto their Android or iOS device. It is also accessible via the web.
What is Schoolgateway?
Schoolgateway is the Schoolcomms online parent portal. Parents can view information, respond to school requests, book on to school trips, breakfast or after-school clubs and make payments.
Parents can access Schoolgateway online or via the app 24/7. They can view all of their children on one account – even if they’re at different schools.
Getting started is easy. Parents simply enter their mobile number and email address and the system automatically generates a login code.
Parents can view their child’s attendance on their smartphone, tablet or the Schoolgateway website. They can explain any absences straight from the screen so the school has fewer unexplained absences.
Parents always love to hear that their child is doing well. Schoolgateway can pull achievement data from SIMS and automatically notify parents when their child’s achievement is logged.
Schoolgateway can display behavior data from SIMS. Schools can choose what data to show to parents: Incident type, subject and teacher information, points and action; choose to display staff comments about the incident and enable or disable automatic notifications.
Being integrated with SIMS, timetable data can be displayed on Schoolgateway so parents can see what lessons their child has that day. This can help start conversations at home about the school day.
Students can also see what lessons they have to ensure they are always in the right place at the right time.
Parents can book their children onto clubs via Schoolgateway. The school can set up the club sessions and make them available to book for parents and school staff, offering a variety of booking options if needed.