IRIS Reach for Education

Parent engagement platform designed to make all interaction and communication with parents easier, less expensive, faster and more effective.

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Engage with parents

Serving the education sector for more than 10 years, IRIS Reach for Education (formerly PS Connect) is used by over 1,000 schools and academies to help them deliver effective communications and engage with parents - all while saving time and reducing costs.

It integrates with all major CRM and MIS platforms as well as the rest of the IRIS Financials suite (formerly PS Financials), providing automatic, real-time data sharing and a complete audit trail of all communications.

Winner of the Teach Secondary 2020 award for best Business Product!

IRIS Reach for Education (PS Connect at time of award) was awarded 5 stars and first place by an expert panel of judges.

“A sleek and intuitive system which provides a complete comms package for schools, which really does seem to have thought of everything. The integration of an online parent payment platform is an exciting new step forward linking the admin and finance processes together in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Exciting stuff. I want it!” – Judge’s comment

What IRIS Reach for Education can do for you

Manage all of your communications – including email, SMS and social media – in one place on our cloud-based platform.

Parents can download a school-branded mobile app and receive the information they need directly to their phones with instant translation to over 40 languages.

Up to 20 individual messaging accounts provide dedicated communications channels for different departments and functions, while advanced reporting, analysis and response management tools help improve the effectiveness of your communications.
  • Mobile parent app with push notification messaging
  • Text, email and letters with multiple inboxes
  • Parents’ evening manager
  • Forms to request parental permission
  • SIMS-linked documents
  • Absence and punctuality management
  • Social media manager

Speak to us about how you can get started with IRIS Reach for Education


• Cloud-based • Mobile parent app • Messaging – in-app, text, email and letters

• Forms manager • Digital documents • SIMS-linked documents

• Translation • Multiple inboxes

• Absence/punctuality management • Social media manager • Parents’ evening manager

IRIS Reach for Education features

Forms and surveys

Bespoke forms and surveys can be created, sent, completed and returned electronically, with no printing or administration costs.

Digital document distribution

Documents can be hosted online, with links sent via SMS and email.

Automatic translation

IRIS Reach for Education provides automatic translation of all inbound and outbound messages in over 40 languages.


IRIS Reach for Education allows parents to monitor attendance, with real-time reports from collated registration data.