Parent Communications

Involve your parents in school life using SchoolsBuddy’s built-in parent communications via email and our mobile apps, with personal calendar for each user.

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Automate your school communications with email, push notifications and global SMS.

SchoolsBuddy includes built in parent communications via email and mobile push notifications. SMS messaging is also available where required. Send alerts, confirmation and other messages to parents quickly and simply. Each user will also have a personal calendar within their SchoolsBuddy login to easily see the events relevant to them or their children.

Key features


Send messages to the whole school or individual groups, years or classes.


Send immediate alerts to parents for school closure or urgent information.


Push notifications cost nothing to send, saving money on expensive SMS messaging.

Messages can be sent by staff members using a mobile device when off-site.

Any message sent will automatically be sent as an email and push notification (if enabled), and will also be stored in the message centre.

Each user’s diary will only show events relevant to them or their children.

Parent Communications

  • All delivery methods available – Emails and push notifications (no additional cost) and global SMS can be used within SchoolsBuddy

  • Tailored recipients – Don’t waste communications; drill down to only those who need to receive a particular communication, like those on a school trip

  • Travel delays & cancellation notices – Ensure parents are up to date with the latest information affecting their children

  • Message centre – All messages received by parents are stored in their message centre for reference

  • Email reporting – Integration with our mail delivery partners allow us to notify you when email addresses are incorrect enabling you to keep your records up to date

  • Notify staff – Staff group organisers will automatically receive communications regarding their groups and can tag in other members of staff too

  • Mobile apps – Messages will also be received via push notification if our iOS or Android app has been downloaded. Available to parents and staff

Mobile Apps

Our mobile apps are available on the App Store and Play Store. Our apps allow full use of the SchoolsBuddy platform allowing parents to sign up to activities, book events, give online consent for trips and make online payments. Staff users can also access emergency and medical information for students via their mobile device, send communications and take attendance registers.

Personalised Calendars

A key feature of SchoolsBuddy is a personalised diary for each user (staff member, parent or student) which shows events and activities relevant to them. Staff will also see parent teacher conference appointments (parents evenings) and parents will see events for all the children they have at the school.

Find out how to better-involve your parents in school life.

What people say…

SchoolsBuddy reduces the number of systems we need to manage our events and communications. This saves us time, money and enables us do so much more, we are thrilled!

Ben Miller

Chesswood Junior School