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At West Kingsdown we use SchoolComms as our messaging provider. This service enables us to send our letters and messages directly to you by way of e-mail and/or text message. We also send paper messages home to those of you who do not have the facilities to receive e-mails and/or text messages, however, we do encourage everyone to sign up to SchoolComms to ensure you have received all the latest information relating to your child.
You can also sign your child up to school clubs.
In order to use Schoolcomms efficiently, it is important we have up to date parent e-mail addresses and mobile telephone numbers on our data base. Unfortunately if we do not have a current email address for you, please contact the Office with your details. Please be assured that all information supplied will be kept completely private. There is also NO advertising associated with the scheme.
A free, smartphone app for parents is available for download called ‘School Gateway’ for Apple (iPhone 3GS or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (2.3 / Gingerbread or later) devices.
The set-up process is simple and takes no more than a couple of minutes:
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.