Case study

The Westcliffe
Federation.

“Our parents really value the Parent App and it delivered what we set out to achieve with it.”

What challenges were you looking to address?

More effective communication between school and parents, alongside using a familiar digital format, such as an app for parents, to assist them with fulfilling school administration requirements. 

Parents are increasingly busy, and I wanted an app style product to help them and us. We also needed a new website to ensure we could remain compliant and improve our ‘window’ to the outside world.

What features where you looking for?

I was looking for a website and app that synced in order to reduce administration time in maintaining information, and also offered digital form submission. Other products offered many features, but none offered both these two key options. It seemed very ‘parent friendly’ and that was key to its success.

Why did you choose Parentapps?

The app was recommended to us by one of our governors, who is a business manager in another primary school, but is on our board of governors as her daughter was one of our pupils. She had used Parentapps at her school and was extolling the virtues of it.

The fact that Parentapps were a local company and could meet our needs all went into the decision of us choosing them. We hadn’t looked at too many other companies, only the more mainstream ones, but we actually got a more bespoke service from Parentapps.

How does our

Payments Solution

help with your daily processes?

“Parentapps Payments has reduced the time we spent chasing parents and guardians on completing forms and payments. The system has also eliminated daily cash reconciliation and weekly banking by giving us the facility to go cashless.”

What is your favourite Parentapps feature?

Digital form submission. It was a game changer for us and parents.

Any other feedback?

I have been impressed by Parentapps’ drive to improve and extend its products throughout the four years we have been a customer. The support is responsive and effective. Even when there have been technical issues, they are dealt with quickly by the team.  

Our parents really value the Parent App and it delivered what we set out to achieve with it. 

Don’t just take our word for it,

see what our
schools say.

Read through what our customers
are saying about Parentapps.

It really has changed the way we communicate with our community. It’s streamlined processes, it has enabled staff to really quickly send out messages, communicate and reach a wider audience.

Brian Gamble

Acklam Whin Primary School

It’s honestly the best thing we’ve done. It’s efficient, it saves such a lot of time and it’s one central place again which for me is the most important thing.

Sharon Spencer

ICS Madrid International

Printing out 400 letters and distributing them around the school was time-consuming. With the app, you know the messages you send out will be seen by parents.

Lisa Johnson

River View Primary School
We have had people ring up and comment on its design and our parents and children love the video and photographs.

Sandra Burgess

St Teresa's RC Primary School

It’s massively reduced costs through paper letters but also having term dates and links to the website, makes the information far more accessible and that’s reduced the number of things parents call in for.

Sophie Lewis-Newton

St John Bosco Arts College

It’s immediate. We can hit many many parents, really quickly. It’s just revolutionized school. That’s all I can say, it’s just fantastic. I really really love it.

Margaret Standon

Quernmore CofE Primary