Good communication is what Schnappy is all about! The powerful messaging system is the perfect way to communicate with one another. Parents can receive instant push notifications individually or in selected groups. Anyone with Schnappy can receive or send messages to and from school, free of charge.
Schnappy makes sending small or large amounts for anything and everything fast, simple and secure. There is no requirement 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 immediately.
Parents can view and select all available club sessions for the term, they can also select any snacks for these sessions (if available). Once these requests are approved by the office the bookings are made and Schnappy calculates the total cost and notifies the parent.
Events contains a summary of all upcoming events for parents and children such as sports day, school plays, day or residential trips and so on. The parents can book their children for these events where an entry is placed in their reminders and if any payment and/or consent is required they will be notified.
It’s frustrating to forget about an event you wanted to attend or to be reminded at the very last minute! When a parent selects an event or they make an appointment for parents evening, a reminder is added. Schnappy notifies them 24 hours in advance of the booking, it will also remind subtlely with a red badge number 72 hours in advance.
Informing the office of an absent child using Schnappy is quick and eliminates having to make a phone call. Parents just open the absence page, add a brief reason for the absence, the date and then hit submit.
It can be tricky for parents to find out the school’s 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.
The Schnappy wallet enables parents to pre-pay allowing them to easily budget their school payments. It also makes paying for frequent items fast and unlike card payments, there are no minimum payment restrictions when making a purchase. Allowing the wallet credit to be used for micropayments from as little as 1p with just one click!
Perfect for higher ticket items like school trips and outstanding payments. When enabled by the school, parents can choose to put these payments into flexi-Pay mode where they can pay by instalments in as little, or as much as they want until the full amount has been reached.
Parents can scroll through all of the clubs being run and view each item in summary or open it to reveal more detail such as the timings, availability and costings. If they want to register their child for a club, a request is sent to the school and once approved, a notification and any required payment request will be automatically sent to their app.
When a parent needs to check if any of their children have homework this page will show all the relevant details.
When the office adds an upcoming parents evening date, all relevant parents are notified and directed to make an appointment by booking an available time slot. The appointment time booked is then automatically recorded and an entry is placed in reminders.
When a parent selects an event for their child that requires permission, the consent page is automatically populated where the parent can go to provide their consent. Should consent be withdrawn, the parent would need to contact the school directly.
A common feature of smartphones is biometric security. Schnappy is enabled for face and fingerprint ID. Schnappy also uses this functionality for processing payments more securely.