Secondary School Apps
Secondary School Apps Built for Your School
At KS3, students start to face some big choices in life. Should they go to sixth form college, towards university, or take technical qualifications?
Parental involvement is hugely important in helping them make these decisions. Our secondary school apps can be huge a benefit at this time.
Key High School Events
Secondary schools have busy events schedules for students and parents alike, especially around exam periods and times when major decisions must be discussed. Having a calendar of events linked directly to your senior school app can help boost parental engagement , such as letting them know when revision for exams is paramount or when there are additional study sessions being held.
Reduce Communication Costs
Frequent, school-wide communication comes at a cost, due to the volume of printing and texts. With a secondary school communications app, you can reduce these costs by uploading the information directly to the app. The app then pushes it out to parents as a group in one hit, without the need for masses of individual messages. It's really that simple.
Making The Most Of Technology
There's been a growing trend for schools to adopt new technologies to aid teaching and administration. As part of this trend, a senior school app can boost parental engagement and demonstrate to Ofsted and governors how the school is progressing, while streamlining administration and communication.
[Our school app] has significantly reduced the cost of postage and text messages. The annual cost of the mobile app is very low; it actually costs us more to send out two whole school letters! It saves us money on postage, paper, printing and labour for enveloping and stamping the mail.
— PA to Headteacher
Baysgarth Secondary School
Improve Parent Teacher Communication
Better Parental Engagement
With a school app, you can quickly and easily send messages, notifications and alerts directly to parents' phones or tablets. It’s the ideal reference point for parents to find out information about events, term dates, school news and more.
Reduce Admin For Staff
Communication with parents can be difficult and schools are well-aware of the "missing newsletter in the school bag" scenario. With a school app, replies are collected automatically and users can be prompted if a response is overdue.
Reduce The Costs Of School Comms
Schools spend a lot of money on printing costs. School apps can help to reduce this by thousands of pounds. Content and materials can all be distributed digitally with a school app that can be downloaded from both the Apple and Android stores, and they not only cut the costs mentioned but they're also eco-friendly.
School Apps Are Forward Thinking
It's important for schools to make the most of the technology at their disposal. A customisable school app is must in the 21st Century, with smartphones being the most effective method of communication in all areas of life, including schools. Using the app to improve parental engagement and collect feedback also provides evidence to governors and Ofsted of the school's effectiveness.