School Gateway allows us to communicate with parents quickly and cost effectively via email, text and smartphone app.
Sending information out to parents by post currently costs the school a significant amount in terms of paper, postage and staff time. Our hope is that by reducing the costs in this area we can protect funding to those areas that directly affect our students.
You can also use the system to pay for school meals and trips, view your child's timetable and access your child's reports.
We are able to send you app messages (avoiding the costs of texts) and you can send messages back for free too. In addition to this you are able to see more information about your child, including their attendance and latest timetable.
It’s quick and easy to download the app. All you need is your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. If you have a smartphone you can download the School Gateway app from your app store (Android and iPhone).
If you have trouble logging in, please contact the school on 0161 8821150 and we can check the details that we have for you.
Please note: emails from the system will have the sender SC3524281a@schoolcomms.com and text messages will come from the number +441915800964. We suggest you set up the email address as a safe sender and save the number in your phone as “CHS Message”.
If you do not have a smartphone, you will still receive text messages from the school and can access the School Gateway website to view attendance and timetable information.
In addition to parents being able to use the School Gateway app, students can also access the app. It would let them access their timetables and receive reminders about exams, trips and events. Students have told us that they would find access to this useful. In order for your child to do this, we need your consent to give us their email address and mobile phone number.
We encourage all parents and carers to use our School Gateway system for putting money electronically onto school dinner accounts. This reduces the need for your child to bring cash into school but also saves your child time during their limited break and lunchtime periods. If you have any problems accessing this system please do not hesitate to contact the school and we can support you with this. If needed we can issue you with a PayPoint voucher to be able to upload cash at your local store onto the School Gateway account, rather than providing cash to your child.
If you do not wish to access the School Gateway service, it is currently still possible for your child to upload cash to their accounts.
Cash payments can be made into an automatic cash revaluation terminal located in the school dining room which is set to accept:
£20 - £10 - £5 Notes
£2 - £1 - 50p - 20p - 10p coins
(1p – 2p – 5p coins, cannot be used).
To use the machine the student simply places their finger on a scanner at the point of sale; a display will show the server the student’s name, tutor group and current cash balance held within the system. The student then puts the cash into the machine, presses a button and the cash will be added onto their account.
CASH VIA PAYPOINT
If parents prefer to pay by cash but do not want their children to take cash into school, parents can pay with cash via a PayPoint barcoded voucher at nominated PayPoint stores.
If parents wish to use the PayPoint facility they should notify the school and a voucher will be ordered and sent through the post. Once received it can be used immediately.
The PayPoint voucher is for payment for school meals only. The minimum amount that can be credited to the account is £5 and the maximum is £150. Separate vouchers can be requested from the school to pay for other items e.g trips.
Local PayPoint stores:
Egerton Road South Post Office
127 Egerton Road South
54 Sandy Lane
Co-op Hardy Lane
349 Barlow Moor Road
479 Barlow Moor Road
19 Chorlton Place Chorlton cum Hardy