Here at Exwick Heights Primary School, we use an operating system called ‘Schoolcomms’ for all of our electronic communications between school and home. This will include school newsletters and emails about forthcoming events, such as school trips and school discos, as well as any text messages that we may need to send out from time to time.
Emails/text messages will only be sent to the email address/mobile number provided by you for the 1st priority contact for your child. If you need more than one parent/carer to receive all such messages, please let the office staff know so that they can make sure this happens.
Bookings and payments (including school lunches)
We are a cashless school; as such, we use an app called ‘School Gateway ∞’, which is included within the ‘Schoolcomms’ suite. This app allows us to let you know what is available to be booked and paid for, that relates to your child.
All school lunches must to be booked, and paid for (unless your child is entitled to free school meals), via ‘School Gateway’. The daily meal options will be visible until 8.50am each day and will include all allergy information. This way you can be sure that the meal you book for your child is safe for them to eat. If you forget to order lunch or have missed the cut off time, please contact the school office so that they can make the booking for you.
We also use the app to collect consent and payments for items such as school trips, cooking money, class photos, and all ‘school led’ after school sport and activity clubs that maybe organised during each term.
We ask you to download this app onto your smart phone or tablet ready to use once your child has been admitted to Exwick Heights. Please set yourself up as a new user with the email address and mobile phone number you have supplied to us. You will then be sent a text from ‘School Gateway’ with a PIN number to enable you to log in and use it. Don’t worry if you cannot see anything within the app initially, this will be because the system needs to be updated by us here at Exwick Heights, but we cannot do this until your child has actually started with us.