Deanesfield Primary School

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Free app and text messaging system

to report your child’s absence and attendance


We use a free smartphone app called ‘School Gateway’ which is used to improve our communications to you with regard to your child’s absence and attendance. You will need to use this app to inform us of your child’s absence on any given day and will allow us to record, monitor and respond to you, all completely free of charge.


The ‘School Gateway’ app available for you to download for Apple (iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich or later) devices.


The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:

1. Search for “School Gateway” in the Apple App Store/Google Play or on your phone go to (Apple) or (Android)

2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”

3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school

4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.


As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, all of the text messages with regard to your child’s absence and attendance we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.

If you would like to find out more click here.


Please ensure you keep us updated if you change your email address or mobile telephone number,  so we can update our records.