Community Brands UK, a leading provider of cloud-based software and payments solutions for schools in the UK, announced its acquisition of Parentapps, an award-winning education technology company.
Based in Liverpool, Parentapps complements the Community Brands suite of tools that help UK schools effectively and efficiently connect with parents. With digital communication, parent evening bookings, website development, and payment processing, Parentapps offers a complete solution to streamline tasks and processes critical to educational operations.
“The addition of Parentapps bolsters our leadership position in the industry and further illustrates our commitment to schools and their parents and students,” said Richard Grazier, President and Managing Director of Community Brands UK. “This strategic partnership aligns with our mission to modernize the way schools use technology, and in turn, frees up valuable time and resources so that school staff and teachers can do what they do best: create a better future for our community.”
Community Brands UK specializes in software and services for the education sector, providing tools that create greater efficiencies, cost savings, and improve communication and engagement. Combining Parentapps with its Teachers2Parents and Groupcall Messenger communications platforms, as well as the SchoolMoney payments tool, the company will now serve more than 20,000 UK schools, partners, multi-academy trusts and local authorities.
Parentapps Founder and Managing Director Kevin Clayton added: “The COVID-19 pandemic only hastened the digital transformation for many schools, especially in light of the need to stay connected and to deliver learning materials and instruction remotely. Both Parentapps and Community Brands have played important roles in this ongoing process and are perfect partners in providing the most comprehensive, turnkey solutions for helping schools increase efficiency and engagement.”
In addition to schools, Parentapps serves nursery schools, community groups, clubs, and nonprofit organizations through its purpose-built website, portal, and mobile app.
This acquisition underscores the Community Brands commitment to serving schools, families, and students with powerful and future-focused digital technology tools. The Community Brands family also includes a portfolio of solutions for private and independent K-12 schools in the United States with brands including Ravenna, SSS, TADS, Diamond Mind and Educate.