Case studies

Read about the real-life experiences of our customers and their thoughts on the benefits of their nursery, school, sports club or healthcare app.

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School app for parental communication
  • St Elizabeth's Adult CareDigital Transformation at St Elizabeth’s
    In mid-2018 Piota met with St Elizabeth’s, Hertfordshire, a charity that manages residential care homes with nursing for people with epilepsy and other complex needs as well as a special needs school and college. Read more...
  • An app for every campus
    The Braeburn Group of International Schools is a group of co-educational international schools offering British/International curricula in Kenya and Tanzania; educating over 3,600 pupils. Read more...
  • Getting an app up and running in just 3 days
    Jewellery Quarter Academy first contacted Piota on March 10th and moved fast, launching their customised app to parents in just 3 days. Jamie Barton, Deputy Headteacher, told us how they were getting on with their app. Read more...
  • NHS staff stay updated with their app
    We caught up with Sharon Callaghan, Project Manager for TEC Digital Services about their team's experience of using their app to communicate. Within the NHS Ayrshire and Arran ‘container app’ there are dedicated apps for specific services like key information, emergency procedures and contact details. Read more...
  • Marymount Paris logoMarymount Paris makes the most of its app
    We recently caught up with Kate des Places, Director of External Relations at Marymount Paris to see how they were getting on with their app. Marymount Paris decided to revisit their communications strategy. Read more...
  • New Primary’s app works wonders
    We caught up with the Headteacher of New End Primary School in Camden, about their school app usage during the coronavirus crisis. Over time, the app had made communicating with parents much easier and the usage of the app has increased as the crisis escalated. Read more...
  • School comms transformed at Pick Me Academy
    After a period of fast growth, Pick Me Academy in Bucharest, Romania, needed to adapt their school-to-parent communications. Pick Me Academy was founded in 2014 as a kindergarten teaching the British curriculum in an English speaking environment in Bucharest, Romania. Read more...
  • A nursery app to keep parents in the loop
    The Barn Nursery School explains their decision to invest in a nursery app and their experience of having a go-to resource for parents. We build the apps in a way which makes them accessible to all users. Read more...
  • BC Comms AppTransforming communication with a football club app
    In summer 2018, Piota welcomed new customer Bristol City Academy football club. We developed a football club app, available on Apple and Android, with the aim of reducing staff time spent on admin whilst also improving parent experience. Read more...
  • International School App for King’s Oak SchoolInternational School app for King’s Oak School
    King's Oak School in Romania improved their parental engagement through a Piota international school app and now it set's them apart from local competitors. Demonstration to launch took just 3 days and the positive impact on the school community was immediate. Read more...
  • paperless schoolBecoming a paperless school within REAch2 Academy Trust
    Heath Hayes Academy was the first REAch2 school to launch its Piota school app. Since becoming a paperless school and switching to the app for all their parent communication, download numbers have peaked at over 800. Read more...
  • school communicationsA customised app within a day
    Hollygirt School is an independent school in Nottingham founded in 1877 with 200+ boys and girls aged between 3 and 16. It provides an outstanding education in a nurturing and inspirational environment and has won very high ratings from parents and ISI alike. Read more...
  • Parental communication school appAn innovative approach to parental communication
    Oasis Academy Warndon is an inclusive academy for children aged between 2 and 11 located on the periphery of Worcester City. Aspiring to provide a truly holistic education and to build an interconnected community led the school adopt a customised school app. Read more...
  • Hargrave Park Primary tailored school app on displayHow our tailored school app improved parental engagement
    Hargrave Park Primary School in Archway, north London has 340 pupils from Nursery to Year 6. The children’s progress is well above the national average and the school was graded Good with outstanding features in its last Ofsted. Read more...
  • primary parental engagementThe two sides to primary parental engagement
    Chris Burton, assistant headteacher and ICT development teacher at St John’s Church of England primary school in Bradford explains how they have improved their primary parental engagement. Read more...
  • Kingsdown School Parental InvolvementImproving parental engagement with a school app
    Kingsdown is a Community Special School in Southend for children aged 3-14 who have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. Read more...
  • St John Evangelist Primary School AppImproving parental engagement at St John Evangelist RC Primary School
    St John Evangelist is an Islington primary school with 301 pupils from Nursery to Year 6. The school was rated "Good" in all categories by Ofsted in October 2014 with comments praising its strong leadership, effective promotion of British values and good pupil behaviour. Read more...
  • Treetops SchoolAn app for Treetops school
    With fast and effective communication being a major priority for the school, Treetops was keen to find new ways to engage and enhance the way it messaged and shared content with parents. In Treetops decided to invest in a custom school app. Read more...

It saves us time and money! We load the app full of everything parents need, and use it to send instant messages. Parents have been blown away. We would be lost without our app. Our school couldn’t operate without it.

Karen Dixson, School Business Manager

We love Piota...and use it for all our parent communication, including direct message notifications. Thanks to the app we are a paperless school. We love the fact we can get parent consent through the app - it’s never been easier!

Lisa Bate, School Business Manager