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School App for Parents

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School App for Parents provides parent engagement apps to over 600 schools across the UK. In the app is the school calendar (can automatically link to Outlook and Google calendars so no extra admin), the news (automatically link to your twitter account), an information section that can link out to websites and attach in the important school policies and a messages section where unlimited number of messages can be sent to all users who have downloaded the app.

The benefits that the school will get are increasing parental engagement (see survey results), reduced incoming calls and saving money on printing and texting.

Putting all the important information in the most convenient place - their smartphone - will transform your school communications.

Available for apple and android smartphones.

Recommended Usage

2 minutes a day to send messages and check the app is up to date.

Educational Impact

improve parent engagement
88%
save school money
70%
reduce teacher workload
60%
CompanyBusiness Name: Connectus Scotland Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2015
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
Features"school Calendar""school News""important Information""unlimited Messaging"
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsMobile - iPadMobile - Android

Internet to access the content management system where the app is managed from.

Set Up

2 days

TrainingLive Online

Unlimited webinar training for unlimited number of administrators.

SupportEmailKnowledge Base

ChatBot during office hours

Home LearningParent Access

School must create the account.

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Pricing Plans

Paid Subscription

School App for Parents pricing starts from £420 / year

£400 for primaries and £500 for secondaries. Annual subscription that includes unlimited messages, unlimited downloads, a 4’ x 2 ft’ all weather outdoor banner,A5 promotional leaflets, a digital launch pack and all training and customer service. The price quoted above does not include VAT.

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Inch View Primary & Nursery School, Scotland

Used School App for Parents weekly for 3-4 years

Mar 2023

Useful app to have when the parents use it

Test found School App for Parents:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Had to factor it into the annual budget which was additional cost
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    Teachers use Seesaw
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Dates for the diary, messages and news shared
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Trinity Academy, Scotland

Used School App for Parents daily for 5 years+

Mar 2023

Basic comms app. Lacking features and likely to be superseded in due course by other systems. Developer issues this year left us down for around a week. Limited updates from team. No offers of compensation for lost time.

Test found School App for Parents:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Reduces texts.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    More efficient communication with parents/pupils
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Wider audience, notifications get attention
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Irene Snedden
Blackness Primary School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 12 months

Feb 2019

Very easy to use and help is always available when you need it.

Irene Snedden found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Teachers can pass information to me (clerical) to put on the App
  • Significantly saves school money
    No photocopying and paper
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    We can send messages at the last moment and know that parents have received them immediately
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Sylvia Davidson
UK
Burnbrae, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 14 months

Feb 2019

so easy to use, saves office time

Sylvia Davidson found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Putting out messages instead of letters
  • Significantly saves school money
    Less paper
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents receive messages straight away
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Aileen
UK
Bannockburn PS, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 7 months

Feb 2019

It is a useful tool for schools to share information with parents.

Aileen found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    There is no impact on teacher workload reduction.
  • Slightly saves school money
    Cuts down on paper.
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    It’s mostly used for information sharing.
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J Robertson
UK
Elderbank Primary, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 14 months

Feb 2019

The app does everything it says it will.

J Robertson found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    sharing communication with large groups instead of individuals
  • Significantly saves school money
    Reduces the need for text messages
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents are kept up to date with key information
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Laura Doughty
Billis NS, Ireland

Used parental-engagement-app for approx 2 years

Feb 2019

Very easy to use

Laura Doughty found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Quicker to send it on the app instead of typing and cutting up notes
  • Does not significantly save school money
    Can reduce the amount of paper and ink used
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Keeps parents informed by teachers
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Catherine
UK
Rosewell Primary School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 3 years

Feb 2019

very efficient app and easy to use

Catherine found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Significantly saves school money
    less paper sent home
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    keeps parents up to date with any changes
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John
UK
Mount Esk Nursery School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 2 years

Feb 2019

Excellent customer support, leaflets, training, QR code banner. Very helpful team on the phone and online - very much a can do attitude. Really feel like you are there to help and support.

John found parental-engagement-app:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly saves school money
    Able to send messages regularly to parents
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Parents use calendar to see what's happening and reminder messages help too
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Phil
UK
Barnhill, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 2 years

Feb 2019

Great for communication

Phil found parental-engagement-app:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately saves school money
    Saving copying/printing
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Can hit a big group of parents easily with messages
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Anne
UK
Leadhills Primary, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 6 months

Feb 2019

Anne found parental-engagement-app:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    N/A
  • Slightly saves school money
    Less paper copies of newletters etc
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents able to access information more readily.
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Lynsey
UK
Moorfoot PS, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 6 months

Feb 2019

It is easy to use and improves communication

Lynsey found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Significantly saves school money
    Text cost and printing costs reduced
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Messages sent home regularly Letters issued via app Events listed
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Jodie

Used parental-engagement-app for 18 months

Feb 2019

Its fab! I have recommended it to several schools

Jodie found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Less Newsletter being sent out by the Head
  • Significantly saves school money
    No need for texts
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    The parents love the school app
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Suzanne Hughes
UK
Douglas Primary, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 12 months

Jan 2019

Excellent service and a easy to use

Suzanne Hughes found parental-engagement-app:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less need to send out formal letters and news about events.
  • Moderately saves school money
    Less photocopying of letters and information leaflets
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parent's are more informed on school life and events
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Simon Beardall

Used parental-engagement-app for 18 months

Jan 2019

I find it better than pure text messages as we have other items (Events list, OFSTED Report, Maps) on the APP on top of the message facility

Simon Beardall found parental-engagement-app:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Sending a message is quicker than sending a letter or memo
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Through sending a message we can contact parents and remind them of events, therefore increasing participation and attendance.
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Suzie Wood
UK
Forth, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 9 months

Jan 2019

Would like Moreno facility for adding photos - not sure if the cost is sustainable long term

Suzie Wood found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduced admin - letters web posts etc
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Accessible / current/ teacher posting / can be personalised for their child’s class / instant
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Alison
UK
Bo'ness Public, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 1 year

Jan 2019

Easy and simple to use. The school can update parents quickly when events are happening or changes occur.

Alison found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Messages sent through the app instead of having to create a paper copy.
  • Moderately saves school money
    Money is not spent on sending individual messages.
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    More parents are aware of events which are happening during school hours.
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Ruth
UK
Robert Owen Memorial Primary School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 18 months

Jan 2019

It's a really useful and simple tool for communication and the chat help is great

Ruth found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    Bulk text messages
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Individual messages, Calendar, School information etc
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Helen Torsney
UK
St. Paul's East Calder, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 4 months

Jan 2019

I have already recommended it to other schools.

Helen Torsney found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Admin staff can quickly send info to parents avoiding the need for letters or email.
  • Slightly saves school money
    We no longer use groupcall as our main way to contact parents
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Our feedback is excellent and parents love the immediate response
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Jill Lothian
UK
Kelso High School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 12 months

Jan 2019

GOOD TOOL TO HELP WITH COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL

Jill Lothian found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Does not significantly save school money
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    ability to share key dates and highlight key events for each year group
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Rebecca Machin
UK
Kinlochleven High School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 18 months

Jan 2019

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Rebecca Machin found parental-engagement-app:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    quicker way of delivering messages
  • Slightly saves school money
    .
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    All of our parents are signed up and so recieve messages. We get very good feedback
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Lesley Callaghan
UK
East Milton Primary, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 2 years

Jan 2019

Very happy with how it works for us

Lesley Callaghan found parental-engagement-app:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Significantly saves school money
    Photocopying and paper budget
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Electronic survey, instant information sharing/reminders etc
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Scott
UK
Airth PS, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 12 months

Jan 2019

The app management system is not always quick to use for adding events. Other than that the app is extremely helpful for improving communication with parents.

Scott found parental-engagement-app:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    For our secretary she does not need to answer numerous phone calls and parents dropping in to ask about clubs/ events. For teaching staff they have key events/ dates at their finger tips.
  • Slightly saves school money
    Possibly slightly less paper used for lettering families. Also the free message system allows to communicate quickly with parents with no cost.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents are much more aware of what is going on in the school and when.
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Magdalena Landziak
Athea National School, Ireland

Used parental-engagement-app for 2 years

Jan 2019

Great service, help always when needed, lovely people, very professional, great idea to inform parents, easy to navigate app plus website, great design of app.

Magdalena Landziak found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    They don't need to write notes for pupils.
  • Moderately saves school money
    Photocoping
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    They fallow more the school life, initiatives, visit the School website.
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Angela Gibson
UK
Crawforddyke Primary School, UK

Used parental-engagement-app for 12 months

Jan 2019

This is an outstanding way to reach our parents and so easy! Our parents love the instant messaging and now state communication in our school has improved 100%.

Angela Gibson found parental-engagement-app:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less recording in Home School Diaries;
  • Moderately saves school money
    Being able to send information electronically rather than printing costs for 300+ letters.
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    With over 750 downloads, all parents and families are now getting daily access to information and updates from the school. Our parents love it!
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