Penrice Parent Apps

We currently use three different apps to communicate with parents and carers. These are called School Gateway, Satchel One and ClassCharts.

Whilst there is some crossover in app capabilities, it is recommended that you download all three of these apps on your smartphone in order to benefit from the best possible tracking of your child’s progress at Penrice. A breakdown of each app’s functions are below:

School Gateway

  • Your Child’s Timetable
  • School Communications & Parent Updates
  • The medical information that Penrice holds for your child
  • Merits
  • Behaviour Points

Inactive Features:
✗ School Reports

Satchel One

  • Your Child’s Timetable
  • Your Child’s Homework (set tasks and deadlines)
  • Teacher Feedback on your Child’s Homework
  • Homework Points (Missed Homeworks)
  • Attendance

Inactive Features:
✗ Behaviour Points
✗ Detentions


  • Merits
  • Behaviour Points & Detentions
  • Attendance
  • Absences
  • Your Child’s Timetable

Parents can use the above features by downloading the ClassCharts Parents app. This information is also available to students via the ClassCharts Students app.
Inactive Features:
✗ Homework
✗ Wellbeing (see our ‘Are You OK?’ page to refer your child for wellbeing support).
✗ Announcements
✗ School Reports
For you (parents & carers)…

For your child…

How to Link The Apps to my Child’s School Information?

Getting set up in the first instance might sound like a faff, but once you are up and running it’ll be worth it! You’ll have all the information at your fingertips!
School Gateway: You can link to your child’s information by using your current email address and mobile phone number on record with Penrice Academy. The activation process involves receiving a PIN number from School Gateway via your mobile phone. If you have any difficulties, please email and we’ll help you get linked up.
Satchel One: All parents/carers are sent an invite and activation code when they join the school. If you are unable to find your code, please email and we can send you a new code.
Class Charts: Upon your child’s enrolment at Penrice, you will receive a Parent Activation Code via email. Once entered in the app, this will link to your child’s data. If you are unable to find your code, please email and we can send you a new code.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we not use one singular app?
Because there is currently not one app that contains all of the functionality we need. We continue to monitor what is available on the market as we work towards this end goal.

Why can I not access my child’s reports through any app?
Reports are not shared on any school app. This is because we produce custom designed reports with much more information than the ones that can be shared on apps. This gives parents a more detailed and easier to understand report.

Why have inactive app buttons not been removed?
We have politely asked the developers if inactive buttons can be hidden/removed, however these are off-the-shelf apps with little scope for customisation.