GDPR – Are you ready?

Whether your school is a primary or secondary school, nursery, academy or part of a multi-academy trust, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to you from 25 May 2018.

Helping you to increase parent uptake with ParentMail

The more parents registered with ParentMail, the more your school will benefit from reduced admin time, print costs and more. It can seem like quite a daunting task to get all of your parents registered but we are here to help make the process easier.

Help is at hand in under 60 seconds with our Live Chat support service

The days of waiting on the phone for a customer service advisor to take your call are long gone at ParentMail. Help is at hand almost instantly with our fantastic and friendly Live Chat service!

IRIS Software Group Acquires ParentMail

IRIS Software Group, has announced the acquisition of school communication and payment collection software provider, ParentMail

Celebrating 15 years of ParentMail!

We can’t believe it’s been 15 years since ParentMail was born, and what a journey it’s been!

Instant responses to your support needs

In today’s busy world, people want instant responses and one thing they don’t want is to be hanging on a phone waiting for the next support person to become available or for a response to an email.

Parent payments made easy with PayPal and ParentMail

We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with PayPal, the faster, safer way to pay online, on mobile phones and in-store.

More great feedback from parents on the ParentMail App!

We’ve been looking at some of the great feedback we’ve been receiving from parents to find out how the App helps them.

We’ve launched our new help site and improved our support!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on our help site so that you can get the help you need instantly.

Parents “over the moon” with the ParentMail App!

With over 90% of parents using ParentMail, Stoke Mandeville Combined School are extremely pleased with how easy it now is to communicate with their parents.

Our School Mobile App in the Top 20 in the App store!

We’re very proud to announce that The ParentMail App is now in the Top 20 App downloads in the Apple Store!

The death of email

According to email provider Sendmail, 90% of messages in our email inbox are spam, discouraging many of us from reading our emails!

ParentMail awarded a position on ESPO framework

We’re very pleased to announce that ParentMail has been awarded a position on the ESPO framework.

ParentMail strengthens the link with SIMS

When it comes to communication systems many schools believe that integration with SIMS (or other MIS) is the most important feature…

eco communications

Become a greener school with ParentMail

Many schools regularly raise awareness of global environmental issues and try to promote living “greener lives” to their students.

Make things easier for parents, so responses improve

We make it easy for parents to read and respond to school requests, and this makes it the most effective parental engagement service!

The changing habits of parents

Today, parents can pick up emails, complete schools forms, book parents’ evening and top up dinner money while at work, at home, or on the go, all from their mobile phone.

The Internet of Things

The ‘Internet of Things’—a system in which objects can communicate internally or with other machines—will transform the way we live our lives.

The development team: Behind the scenes of ParentMail

Our very bright development team work hard to bring you the best, quickest, most effective communication service.

Coping with free schools meals from September

From September, big changes will be made to school food, with the Department of Education transforming who gets free meals and what children eat.

Technology in and out of the classroom

Research shows that more UK adults are now going online using a range of devices…

Balancing work and family life

We do our best to help busy mum’s and dad’s keep in touch with what their children are doing…

The dangers of ‘pupil post’

Pupil post: the transference of letters, forms and permission slips between school and home in students’ school bags, pockets – or not at all as the case may sometimes be!