School Gateway App

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With so much going on we want to make sure you stay in contact with us and we can share all our news with you.

In the past the academy has relied on paper newsletters, some of which don’t get home. We also aim to be as green as possible and so are reluctant to print too much.

In recent years Willowbrook Mead has introduced more electronic communications and we have found this to be much more reliable in getting information home quickly and easily. However, it is therefore essential that you keep the academy up to date with your latest details, in particular a current mobile phone number so that you can receive text messages and an email address. If you don’t have an email address at home and would like help in setting one up we are more than happy to help. Just call the academy and ask to speak to Mrs Nelson.

Often the best way for you to contact us is via email.

This website is also an excellent source of information and you can follow us on;

Twitter at


for all the latest and what is coming soon.

Save money by downloading the School Gateway app

If you have a smartphone, both you and the school can save money when you download the ‘School Gateway’ app from your app store (Android and iPhone).

Once you’ve downloaded the app, our texts will be delivered to you as instant app messages, saving us the cost of texting. Any messages that you send to school using the app will be FREE of charge to you.

It’s quick and easy to do. All you need to activate the app for the first time are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. If you have trouble logging in, please call us on 0116 2413756

If there is ever a need to close the school or to send students home early as the result of an emergency, we will contact you via the app.

Parents are advised to be able to access these messages via text and that school is updated with any changes in contact details.

For more information about SchoolComms, the main system we use for home-academy communications, please follow the link.

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