IRIS ParentMail (formerly known as ParentMail PMX) is a highly capable, comprehensive service ideally suited to help with parental communications and online payment collection.
We try to keep parents regularly informed about what’s going on in school. We are increasingly aware of the substantial cost and environmental impact associated with the amount of paper and photocopying involved in school mailings.
The IRIS ParentMail system gives the school - and parents - many benefits:
Messages will get to parents/guardians reliably by email and we can send messages directly to mums and dads at the same time and we can keep parents/guardians informed of what’s going on at the school.
Parents/Guardians will quickly know about important or urgent messages (the text messaging facility will be used sparingly, for example in emergency situations such as school closures due to weather or to alert parents of pupils on a school trip about a significant delay in pick-up time).
Parents/Guardians remotely top up their child’s school meals account by credit card or debit card through their IRIS ParentMail account and receive reminders to top up when the balance is low.
Payments for school trips are also collected through IRIS ParentMail.
Parents/Guardians have a quick and efficient way to notify the school of absences/lates/appointments via the App.
IRIS ParentMail is simple to use, because it’s web-based and it can be used anywhere with Internet access. The school strongly recommends downloading the IRIS ParentMail App with the following advantages:
Parents/Guardians can quickly report pupil absences via the App.
Parents/Guardians can quickly top up their children’s school meal accounts via the App.
No Wi-Fi? No problem. Parents/Guardians can still access IRIS ParentMail when there’s no network connection. Instant access – no need to login to read messages.
No need to search through your busy personal inbox for school messages.
In App ‘notifications’ prevent things from getting missed or forgotten.
Doesn’t drain your data allowance.
If you do not have access to email, we will, of course, make alternative arrangements to ensure that you continue to receive communications from school.
Keep your data up-to-date
To ensure relevant emails/messages are received, parents/guardians are asked to register as soon as possible and to ensure email addresses and mobile phone numbers are up-to-date.
Please note - when you register on IRIS Parentmail the account belongs to you and it is your responsibility to keep your account up-to-date.
Please ensure you also notified the school office of any changes to your email address and mobile phone number to ensure our data is up-to-date.
For further information about IRIS Parentmail please visit their website - https://www.iris.co.uk/products/parentmail/.
The text facility will be used sparingly but following the exceptional weather conditions a few years ago and the need to close the school at short notice, the IRIS ParentMail text messaging service will be used to notify parents of such an event and this will vastly improve communication between school and home.
Please be assured that IRIS ParentMail is registered with the Data Protection Registrar who guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.
If you have any problems with updating your IRIS ParentMail account please contact the school office (028 90428780). If you have any queries about this service or need further information about IRIS ParentMail, please visit their website - https://www.iris.co.uk/products/parentmail/.