Communication with Parents

Being a member of Bournside is a three-way partnership between students, parents and staff. We recognise the importance of a happy relationship between home and school, based on mutual trust. Good communication is at the heart of a successful relationship and we aim to achieve this in many ways.

We contact our parents to raise concerns, celebrate achievement, set targets for improvement, and to recognise progress. We encourage all of our parents to contact the school to share information, express concerns or seek advice. Information evenings are held at key times, and the parent/teacher consultation evening enables you to meet subject teachers to discuss your son/daughter’s progress.

Our website provides a wealth of information about the school, including course content for the subjects your child is studying, and the stages of progression. We share email addresses of all staff via the website, so that you can contact them directly. The parents’ bulletin is emailed to parents and carers every week, and we also email academic progress reports to you directly.

We have a smartphone and Apple Watch app for parents called, ‘School Gateway’ to which we push notifications, and messages. Parents are also able to top-up dining accounts, get snapshot data reports, report absences, and pay for school trips via the app.

As a parent at the school you will have access to our learning platform, Frog. Your unique login details will allow you to have continuous access to your son/daughter’s academic progress, achievement, and attendance.