IT and online Services for Students and Parents
Office365 - including Teams
All students have an Office365 account which they can access using their normal computer credentials (username and password) from any device anywhere. Office365 provides a connected online suite of applications including the Microsoft Office suite of software (Outlook emails, Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc) within a collaborative and information sharing environment. The suite of applications includes OneDrive, an online file storage service that can be accessed from both within school and at home - removing the need to email work to and from school.
Teams is part of Office365 and is and is a crucial part of our Remote Learning arrangements. From September 2020 homework will be set on Teams using its Assignments tool.
Students can sign into their school Office365 and Teams account here.
Printing at School
Students can print or photocopy their work at school on any of the large MFD printers around the school. Once they have sent their work to print from their PC (or device at home via Office365) they simply log on to the MFD printer and pull off their prints. Colour printing is available as an option, as is a choice of A4, A3, single or double sided paper - but these choices are made when sending the print file not when you are standing at the printer. Students can see what they have printed and the credit they have remaining on their account by logging onto their Papercut account. All students have £3 annual print credit and this can be topped up by buying more credit on the Parentpay School Shop (which is different to the usual Parentpay site - see the links at the bottom of this page).
Students can sign into their Papercut account here.
Schoolcomms emails and texts
The school communicates with parents primarily by email using a system called Schoolcomms. For most communications we will send hard copy letters home to those parents who have not provided their email address. If you are not signed up for these emails please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know your contact details.
Schoolgateway - Information and Payments
The School Gateway is how we share information such as timetables, praise (house points), behaviour incidents and reports with parents online and via a smartphone App called “School Gateway”. If you go onto the Gateway you will be asked to enter the email address and mobile phone number you have registered with us (this is the e-mail address you have put onto your child’s admission form). You will then receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. This is a great communication tool, and we recommend it for parents.
Schoolgateway is also how parents can make payments for school meals and trips etc. We previously used Parentpay, but this ceased summer 2019.
Parents and carers can sign into their school Gateway account here.
Kerboodle is an online learning platform used by several departments, particularly Science and Languages.
Students can sign into their school Kerboodle account here
Moodle is an online learning platform used by many departments.
Students can sign into their school Moodle account here
My Maths is an online Maths resource which all students have log in details for, and is sometimes used for homework. It is really helpful for revision too, because it has step by step support through maths examples.