At Sefton Park, we strive to maintain clear and effective communications with all parents, carers and with the wider community. Effective communications enable us to share our aims and values by keeping parents/carers and the community well informed about school life. This reinforces the important role that parents and members of the community play in supporting the school.
We have various strategies for communicating with parents and the community. This website went live in September 2015, providing access to key school information, our latest news, important dates on the homepage calendar and quick links to our payment system, year group pages and newsletters.
In addition to this website as a means of keeping you informed, we use School Gateway to send texts and email to parents/carers. If you have a smartphone, you can download the School Gateway app to have messages pushed to your phone without cost to Sefton Park. Alternatively, you can create an online account via your pc via the link below.
To get started, all you need is the email address and mobile phone number that we hold for you. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.
Trouble logging in? It may be because we don't have your current email address and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school office and we’ll update the details on our system.
We are now also using School Gateway to take online payments, via the smartphone app or website. In addition to viewing school meal balances via School Gateway, you can make payments for lunches, school trips and other activities. You will also be able to give online consent, where required, for school-related activities.
To make things easy, we will notify parents/carers of new items for payment by text or email. Aside from saving the school time and money on administration, School Gateway makes paying for school items easier and more flexible for parents. We would encourage you to use it as part of our move towards becoming a cashless school.
We hope that you find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for school items. If you have any queries or need support in getting set up on School Gateway, please contact Anita Craig in the school office.