Schnappy

the ultimate school and parent communication tool!

Welcome to Schnappy

Schnappy is an app and back office administration system that makes everyday school life so much easier. Beautifully crafted with technical excellence, it’s unique, creative and packed with amazing features that will revolutionise your school back office and how you interact with parents and carers.

It ensures the school administrators can complete their everyday tasks quickly and efficiently, as well as enabling them to do many things that were simply not possible before. All communications between a school and parents are instant, secure, convenient and completely personalised.

App Features

A wide range of easy to use features at your fingertips!

Targeted Messaging

Good communication is what Schnappy is all about! The powerful messaging functionality is the perfect way for a school and the parents to communicate with one another. The school has the ability to send unlimited free push notifications to any parent, a group of parents or the entire school instantly and the parent can reply or send their own message to the school.

School Clubs

Parents can view the breakfast, lunch and after school clubs being run by their school. They can scroll through each item in summary and touch them to reveal more detail such as timings, availability, costings and the contact details of the person(s) responsible for running the club. They can then register their child for a club and once approved, they will be notified and any required payment will appear in the payments area.

Instant Payments

We make collecting small or large amounts for anything and everything fast, simple and secure. There is no need for a parent to set up an account or transfer funds via online banking, our secure payment system accepts all major debit and credit cards and processes payments straight into the schools bank account without the need for third party systems like PayPal or WisePay.

Events

The Events area contains a summary of all of the upcoming school events for parents and children for example, parents evening, sports day, the first and last day of term, school plays, day trips etc. Each event can be expanded to reveal more detail. When an event is selected by the user it will populate reminders and place an entry in the app device calendar as an automatic reminder.

Reminders

Absence Notes

Parents Evenings

Homework

Consent Forms

Term Dates

It's so frustrating to forget about an event or to be reminded at the last minute! Schnappy's unique approach to solve this problem is simple but effective. The reminders area is populated by default when a parent selects an event. The app reminder is directly linked to the device calendar which gives the parent the ability to select exactly how and when they want to be reminded.

Contacting the school to notify them of an absent child is quick and easy. Parents just select the childs name, a brief reason for the absence, the date, expected date of return and then submit. The absence note is then sent in the form of a message to the school administrator.

Normally a difficult and time consuming task to organise for schools that's now simple and quick to achieve. Once an upcoming parents evening is added by the school administrator, parents are notified by the app and directed to make an appointment by booking an available time slot, the appointment made is then automatically sent to the school administrator and added to the parents reminders.

When a parent wants to check if any of their children have homework this area will show all the details you would expect such as what it is, when it was set and when it's due. Each classroom has it's own login where the staff can quickly add the class homework.

When a parent selects an event for their child requiring permission, the consent area of the app is then populated where the parent can go in and provide their consent. Once consent is given the button is disabled so they are then unable to reverse their decision through the app.

It can be difficult for parents to find out the schools term dates quickly and accurately. They normally have to source the information from the school website, contact a fellow parent or resort to contacting the school office. That's why we've added a quick link to the app that gives them instant access to the school calendar.

Admin Manager

Intuitive and simple to use.

Admin Manager

The Schnappy app and school admin manager both connect to the Schnappy database and interact with each other seamlessly in real time. Intuitive and simple to use, the functionality creates an invaluable tool for the school admin staff who are able to complete their everyday tasks with ease.

 Dashboard

Dashboard
Your school at a glance

See and manage all incoming and outgoing payments, view and send messages, manage clubs and events, create reports, view absences and more, right from your dashboard.

You decide what you want to see by tailoring your screen so you can quickly get a snapshot of your school and take immediate action.

This easy to use dashboard can be accessed on a phone or tablet to allow staff to post messages on the move.

This secure dashboard allows the school to restrict access to confidential areas for example the school finances.

 Payments

Payments
Fast, simple and secure!

Managing the schools finances through the Schnappy admin manager gives you full and instant control. Payments has been designed to make life much easier for the school administrators by streamlining the entire process and giving the school the ability to manage everything in one place.

We make collecting money for everything and anything fast, simple and secure, whilst enabling the school to identify incoming and overdue payments at a glance. School administrators can also send bespoke ad-hoc requests for payment to any individual, which will appear in the payments section of that recipients app.

There is no need for a parent to set up an account or transfer funds via online banking, our secure payment system accepts all major debit and credit cards and processes payments straight into the schools account without the need for third party merchant systems like PayPal or WisePay.

 Reporting

Reporting
Information at your fingertips!

Schnappy collates data and statistics including absences, payments, events, school trips and clubs. Through the dashboard you can view, email or print them as a PDF document for your records.

 Messaging

Private Messaging
Unlimited and free of charge!

The school administrators are able to instantly send direct messages to individual parents, teachers or any recipients they wish. They can also easily create groups for clubs, trips, classrooms, year groups, events etc and the recipients receive a push notification directly to their phone or tablet.

For recipients who do not have the app installed, email addresses and even mobile phone numbers (used to create SMS messages*) can be added directly to the recipient list enabling the school to reach everyone they need by sending just one message!

Unlike SMS, push notifications are completely unlimited and free of charge.

Sending messages out to groups is really useful in a number of different ways. For example, if a club is cancelled the school can let the parents know instantly by sending a notification to that group without having to look up numbers and contact everyone individually. Another scenario might be the transport returning from a school trip has been delayed and the school office is closed, the staff on the trip can login to the app and send updates and messages out to the trip group to keep everyone informed. They can even share their location to show where they are on the map.

* additional cost involved with SMS

 Consent

Consent
Paperless communication!

When an event is added, the school administrator can select whether consent is required for a child to attend. Parents are then requested to give their consent when selecting that event. Once consent is given the button is disabled to prevent the parent from reversing their decision through the app, instead they are required to contact the school directly.

The school administrators are able to view a summary of parents who are yet to provide consent. They are then able to forward add-hoc requests for consent to individuals or groups where necessary.

That’s it! no more fiddling around with scraps of paper or having to chase children and parents for consent forms.

 School Clubs

School clubs & activities
Streamlining the entire process!

The management of breakfast and after-school clubs can be very time consuming for the administration team. Usually there are various criteria when allocating places for clubs and the management of payments after the bookings have been made prolongs the process.

In the Schnappy admin manager, the administrator creates a club, adds a description, the timings, the cost (if any) and sets the number of available places. Once the club is published to the app, parents are then able to view the club and register their child’s interest in a place.

The administrators are able to view all club applications in a table and see at a glance who has signed up for each club with a timestamp so they then can manually approve or deny them based on their criteria. The parent will be notified of the decision via a direct message, and if they have been succesful they will be directed to the payments area if applicable.

Also showing in the table are the children who have requested to attend a club but were not allocated a place. This information enables the school to accurately assess the popularity of each club and to make any adjustments or changes as they wish. It also means if an extra space becomes available, they are able to forward the allocation to the next child on the list.

 Parents Evening

Parents Evening Appointment Manager
Multiple classes, mutiple dates in minutes!

Just select the class, the dates, the length of time for each appointment slot, adding breaks where applicable. Once this is completed, a table is created and the parents with children in those classes will receive a push notification informing them of the parents evening and asking them to reserve a slot within the app.

The administrators can see in real time the parents name against the time slot they have reserved. They are also able to add parents unable to book via the app to any available appointment slots.

The parents that have reserved the appointment through the app will automatically have an entry added to thier device calendar as a helpful reminder.

Contact Us

If you would like to make an enquiry or have any questions or suggestions we would love to hear from you, please use the contact form on this page or just send us an email and we’ll get straight back to you.

info@schnappy.co.uk

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