The right app can transform an organisation, whether it’s in the private or public sector. Colham Manor Primary School is one of the first primary schools to have its own independent smartphone app and it’s making a positive contribution to school life. The app allows communication with parents via a push message feature, informing them of all the school events, activities and clubs. So no more bits of paper stuck on the refrigerator door, or more likely, languishing in a satchel…
Previously, the school had relied heavily in text messaging, but this can be expensive, even when buying them in a bundle. That’s why all our apps have unlimited use, which makes them extremely good value.
The app is also an ingenious solution to one of life’s more unpleasant chores. No one likes calling a school and telling them that their child won’t be in, even if it’s for a legitimate reason. So we developed and installed an attendance form – parents just fill it in and it instantly notifies the school. Not only does this free up the receptionist’s time (instead of distributing notes to all the classes) but data can be stored and reports generated from the results. Another added benefit for staff, parents and children is that attendance rates have improved. The school was so delighted with the app that they have now requested a website from us also.
Colham Manor Primary School