Sedbergh Primary School App

DSCN2083aaaSedbergh Primary prides itself on being a forward-thinking and environmentally aware school.  To this end, we are considering the possibility of improving communication and reducing our use of paper by introducing a school specific app (at no cost to families) that could be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.

The benefits of this app are:

  • Easier access to school information
  • Access to letters including return of parent consent, medical and contact forms
  • Access to school events which can be linked directly to your calendar
  • Improved access to information for extended family members
  • Push notifications direct to specific years and/or groups
  • Push notifications with links to the specific information on websites, forms, dates, events, etc.

The challenge is that this system relies on parents having access to a smart device. This could be a smartphone (iPhone/Android phone) or a tablet (iPad/Android/Kindle). I understand that some of you might not have a smart device and therefore the App wouldn’t work for you but I wanted to find out how many families there are that might benefit. If we decide to go ahead, for any families without the App, we could print letters and forms in smaller numbers in the usual way.

Naturally, before any decision is made school we need to find out if most families have access to a smart device and we would also like to hear your views on this idea. There is a letter coming home today for parents to complete. If you have any thoughts about this proposal or would like to voice an opinion about the use of Apps for communication please do contact school.