October 1

IRIS Software Group Acquires ParentMail

UK business critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, has announced the acquisition of school communication and payment collection software provider, ParentMail.
September 1

Our most successful start of term ever!

This year has seen our most successful start to a new school term, with the highest ever number of parents downloading our mobile app and a new record of parent payments made in a single day. Our support wait time has averaged just one minute and despite the amount of usage, our systems remained active and reliable even through our highest peaks of activity!
June 1

Celebrating 1 million App downloads!

Over 1 million parents across the UK are loving the convenience of ParentMail’s mobile App, using it to pick up school communications, make payments, book parents evening appointments and more – all via their mobile phones.
October 25

750,000 App downloads!

We're extremely pleased to announce there are now 750,000 parents using the ParentMail App! Next stop - 1 million!
June 20

Your own school branded App!

We're now offering schools their own branded App, complete with school logo and colours!
May 25

Celebrating half a million App downloads!

We’re extremely pleased to announce there are now half a million parents using the ParentMail App to pick up important school messages, pay for school items, book parents’ evening appointments and more!
February 15

Improving our Support!

As well as re-launching our school and parent help sites, we've introduced interactive guided tours and Live Chat to help you find the help you need quickly and easily!
January 5

All new +Pay on PMX!

The most reliable, cost effective, socially inclusive online payments system for schools is now available through our latest platform, PMX.
October 18

ParentMail on ESPO Framework

We’re very pleased to announce that ParentMail has been awarded a position on the ESPO framework.
September 21

Auto SIMS link now available

Schools using SIMS can now automatically transfer updated pupil and parent data directly into ParentMail every night - which means all you have to do is keep on top of your SIMS data and we'll do the rest!
September 10

Celebrating 300,000 App downloads!

Celebrating over 300,000 parents using the ParentMail App to pick up school messages on the go! Next stop... 500,000!
July 21

Introducing Ed

We introduced our new character into the ParentMail family! Meet Ed, here to help schools and parents find the Support they need with their ParentMail account.
May 10

200,000 parents using the ParentMail App!

We’re extremely happy to announce that in just a couple of months over 200,000 parents have downloaded the ParentMail App onto their iPhone or Android device!
March 15

Parents can now report absences!

With our new absence reporting tool on the parent App, it is now easier for parents to report absences, meaning schools get a better response.
February 15

Meetings and Events goes live!

The Meetings and Events App allows schools to organise meetings and events with ease by sending electronic invitations to parents to accept or decline so it’s easy to see who is attending and who is not.
January 1

Parents’ Evening Manager goes live!

Parents’ Evening Manager makes life easier for schools and parents, with a simple online booking process that can be set up, sent to parents – and returned back to the school in minutes.
November 18

ParentMail App for iOS and Android

We released our App on iOS and Android devices - free for parents to download from the App store.
May 1

ParentMail on your mobile

Our latest version of ParentMail is designed to work across several devices - mobile phones, tablets and computers . Now, over 70% of parents access ParentMail on their mobile.
January 10

Launch of online Forms

Schools can now collect online Forms, Permissions and Surveys from parents - improving the response time immensely!
October 12

Launch of PMX

ParentMail launch PMX; the World's best parental engagement service!
January 18

Bett Award ICT Company of the Year!

ParentMail picks up another Bett Award - this time it's for ICT Company of the Year.
August 12

Award: ECommerce Awards

ParentMail is highly commended at the eCommerce Awards.
March 10

Dinner Money Manager Launch

ParentMail launches the fantastic Dinner Money Manager, a solution for Primary and Secondary Schools.
January 20

Award: Bett award for innovation

ParentMail picks up the Bett Award for Innovation.
January 10

1500 schools using +Pay!

1,500 schools are using +Pay to process school payments.
December 1

iPad Package is launched

ParentMail launches its first iPad package offering complete flexibility for schools.
July 5

Award: Education Investor Awards

ParentMail is a Finalist at the Education Investor Awards.
January 18

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

ParentMail celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
December 18

+Pay is launched

ParentMail launches +Pay and become the very first combined communications and payment collection service in the UK.
September 1

Used by clubs and nurseries!

ParentMail becomes the very first service for parents to receive communications from all of their schools, clubs, and nurseries in one place.
January 1

1 million text messages sent

Thanks to wider adoption among schools a massive 1 million text messages are typically sent each month using ParentMail.
January 1

Award: Visa Business Awards

ParentMail wins a Visa Business Award for Innovation.
January 1

Email and Text Messaging Service

With the introduction of text messaging by mobile networks, ParentMail becomes the UK's very first email AND text messaging communications service between schools and parents.
November 1

ParentMail is born!

ParentMail is formed by 2 parents craving better communication with their childrens' schools. It's the UK's very first electronic school-to-home communications service.