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Parent Enquiries

At Rowena Academy we use the School Gateway app as our first method of communication with parents through text messages and emails.   You can find out more about this app here.

How to download the School Gateway App

A new, free, smartphone app for parents is now available for download called ‘School Gateway’ for Apple (iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich or later) devices.

Please could you download this new app to your phone as it will help us improve communication with parents.

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 we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.

If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.

However, if you can not use the School Gateway app, you can always ring the school office, or fill out a contact form at the bottom of the page.

Public Enquiries

For all public enquiries please telephone the school office, or fill out a contact form at the bottom of the page and we will be happy to deal with your enquiry.

We appreciate that you may have a question and not know who to speak to. Below are a list of the key roles in the Academy who you may like to to speak to.

Chair of AABLouise Chappell
PrincipalMichelle Benton
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinatorSherry Kahler
Safeguarding Team Michelle Benton, Sherry Kahler
Finance / Office ManagerClare Kennelly
Thrive PractitionersKirsten Sprosten, Jayne Worley

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