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Bridge Specialist Academy

School Gateway

We are pleased to advise that we are introducing a new service – ‘School Gateway’. This means that we can communicate with parents more quickly and cost effectively via email, text and smartphone app.

We will introduce the services in stages.

Stage 1 (Now) - Messaging

Stage 2 (Now) - Online payments for visits and uniform

Stage 3 (scheduled for April 2018) - Attendance reporting and ability to update contact details

We will send you details of how to use the services as we reach each stage.

If you have a smartphone, please download the app fromGoogle Play or the Apple App Store. 

Stage 1- Messaging

Step 1 - Download the ‘School Gateway’ app

Step 2 - Select ‘I’m a new user’, enter your email and mobile number – your PIN number will then be sent to your phone

Step 3 - Enter your PIN and login

That is it - you will now receive messages from us through the smartphone app. Your phone will buzz/ring just like when a text message arrives. So you will:

  • receive instant notification of messages
  • receive messages even when there is no mobile signal – provided you’re connected to Wi -Fi
  • not be charged for sending replies back to the school
  • be able to store and receive messages all in one place

If your mobile phone is not able to download the app, we will continue to send messages via text.



Stage 2 - Online payments (assumes you have the app already)

Step 1 - On the home screen click ‘My Payments’ to see a list of any payments due

Step 2 - Choose the payment from the list shown  

Step 3 - The next screen gives information about the trip (date/cost)

Step 4 - Click next to move to the payment screen; here you can enter your card details to make a direct payment to the school