Burscough Priory Academy uses School Gateway for communication and online payments. The service allows the academy to share information with ‘Priority 1’ parents and students online via a smartphone app, email or text message.
‘Priority 1’ parents are able to view their child’s attendance, timetable, advise the school of reasons for their child’s absence and notify the school of updates to their child’s contact details and medical conditions.
Students are able to view their timetable and personal details.
It saves the academy money if parents use the App as it allows the school to send App messages at no cost, which can be useful in the event of academy closures, reminders and emergencies.
To use School Gateway, the school needs to have an up to date email address and mobile number for the ‘Priority 1’ parent. If the school does not already have this information then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address and mobile number to be used.
To create a School Gateway account, either:
- Download the app: If you have a smartphone or tablet, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can message the school for FREE. When installing the app, please ensure you say yes to allow push notifications, otherwise you will not receive any of the messages.
- Visit the website: Visit http://www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’.
If parents do not wish to use the School Gateway service, as long as they have provided us with an up to date email address and mobile number, they will still be able to receive non-personalised letters and school reports by email and texts from us.
Should you need any further information then please do not hesitate to contact the academy.