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Parent Communication letter

George Carey Church of England Primary School

Rivergate Centre, Minter Road, Barking, IG11 0FJ

Tel: 020 8270 4040


Dear Parents,


We are at the start of another academic year and with this in mind we had an opportunity to improve some of our systems over the summer break and stream line our communication systems. This letter is to inform you of the changes that will take place starting September 2023.  The changes are around the different ways we communicate and how information is disseminated.


School website


Please visit for more information.



READ CAREFULLY: To set up the App


Please complete the attached permission slip and return it to your class teacher so we can send you an invitation to download the app. This will then give you access to school information and will allow us to send you messages. It will also give you access to the school calendar.




To keep you fully updated, it is important that we have the most up-to-date parent/guardian contact details and emergency contacts for your child.

If any information changes throughout the school year, please notify us immediately.


Benefits of the app for Parents and Carers.

  • The app is secure; you set up a PIN/ Touch ID to access on your phone
  • The app is managed by our school website, which means that when you download it, you will have a single place to receive and access important messages along with calendar events, newsletters, latest news and all information pages within the school website.
  • You no longer need to go searching for letters at the bottom of school bags
  • Messages appear in your inbox in the condition that they left school; you will receive secure individual and group messages as well as whole school notices
  • We can be certain that you have received the message


Text messages

The school will sending messages via the messaging service on the school website. Parents will need to download the school website app. We are phasing out our current text messaging system and moving over to a web based messaging system.  In order to use this system you will need to download the school website app and to ensure the school has an updated email address.

Class Dojo

The class page will contain all the information needed.  General information will be added to Dojo on the school story page.  Class teachers will update the class page with information relevant to their own class. You may also get messages from other class teachers across the school. Class Dojo will still exist for messaging your child’s class teacher.

Parent Pay

Parent Pay will be used to make payments for trips, school meals, enrichment clubs and breakfast club. Permission to attend events or trips will be approved via Parent Pay only.  Paper permission slips and cash will not be accepted in school.


We will endeavour to keep the website up to date, please use that as your intial point of contact for information.

Please feel free to contact the school office if you need any further information about this service.





Chris Harrison


George Carey Church of England Primary School



George Carey
Church of England
Primary School

A Christian School For All

Contact Us

Rivergate centre, Minter road, Barking, IG11 0FJ

Telephone: 0208 270 4040