To keep in touch with your child's school and everything that goes on in their busy school life, we now have an exciting new App that can be downloaded to any of your 'smart' devices. The App is completely free and once you have followed the download instructions and registered for the notifications, you will never miss another event.
Click on the relevant button below to start the download (dependant on whether you are using an Apple or Android device). The App will need you to access your settings and trust the App in order to complete the download (please refer to the instructions below).
- Open the ‘Settings’ tab.
- Tap ‘General’
- Scroll down and tap ‘Device Management’
- Tap ‘PARENT APPS Inc’
- Finally, tap ‘Trust App’
Please also make sure you complete the Register form the first time you log in to the app.
If you own an iPhone, when you download the app for the first time it will ask the following questions.
Offline Caching, Location and Enable Push Notifications
1. Offline Caching please select Yes.
2. Allow access to your location. This is a standard Apple request. We by no means know or have access to anyone’s location but you need to select Yes in order to receive push notifications from the school.
3. The next message is to then enable push notifications. This is important that you select NOTIFY ME.
4. The last message will say “The school will like to send you Notifications” please press OK.
Below are details regarding Android users
On some Android handsets the app requests permission to access the devices contacts and photos. This permission is required to access the contact and photo FUNCTION and not the actual contacts or stored photos on the device. Access to the contact function is needed in order to share the app via text message, whatsapp or email, as the app then needs to access the contact function to allow it to be shared.
Access to the photos function is needed should you need to upload and return any documents that require a signature to the school.
Neither the school or Parentapps have access to anyone’s personal information and it’s purely a permission that’s needed in order for the app to function properly on an Android device. These permissions are now becoming more common with a lot of Android apps and the Amazon app used by millions requests these same permissions and a lot more. If anyone has any questions then please feel free to contact the school or Parentapps on firstname.lastname@example.org