Market-leading parent engagement software, IRIS ParentMail

Flexible, all-in-one parent engagement system to bridge the gap between school and home


95% of customers would recommend IRIS ParentMail
to another school

IRIS ParentMail is trusted by thousands of primary schools, secondary schools, clubs, nurseries, and MATs to engage with millions of parents every day.

A flexible approach to parent communications

Our modular approach to parent engagement software enables schools to pick and choose the solutions they need now, and add more as their needs change and the school grows.

  • Straightforward messaging, text, and email
  • Online form and survey builder
  • Parents’ evening and event management
  • Online payment collection with IRIS PlusPay

Modern communications for modern schools and families

The days of the old paper newsletter are long gone. We live busy lives; to guarantee a great response to school communications, parents need the right tools for the job.

  • Our free mobile app and desktop portal makes it easy for parents to engage with school messages
  • It’s socially inclusive, effortlessly accommodating those who don’t use a smartphone or computer or who prefer traditional forms of communication over digital
  • IRIS PlusPay, our cashless payments system, enables parents to top up dinner money and pay for school items on the go

Designed with the needs of busy schools in mind

IRIS ParentMail includes a host of features and extras designed to streamline administration, save time, and protect costs.

  • Flexible reporting suite to view message performance, collate and report on data
  • Integration with leading MIS makes for simple data management, class, group, and parent messaging
  • Free low-balance reminders as standard with IRIS PlusPay, helping to reduce parent arrears

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Who uses IRIS ParentMail?

IRIS ParentMail is the ideal solution to the challenging needs of a range of schools and institutions, including:

  • Academy groups
  • Secondary schools
  • Primary schools
  • Nurseries
  • Clubs

Tradition of excellence

With over 20 years’ experience, IRIS ParentMail is recognised for innovative, reliable solutions

Designed for parents

ParentMail makes life easier for parents so schools get a better response

Socially inclusive

Free mobile app and desktop portal enable every parent to engage with school communications

Loved by customers

User-friendly and flexible, thousands of schools and millions of parents love IRIS ParentMail

Customer success stories

The results speak for themselves. This academic year alone, after staff time, paper and print, we’ve saved over £9,000. Before ParentMail we relied on photocopying and paper for our parent communications which was very expensive and inefficient.
Lorraine Reeves, Administrator

Expand IRIS ParentMail’s core messaging, email and text functionality

Parents’ Evening Manager
Manage the busiest event of the school calendar online with our Parents’ Evening Management software.
  • Send paperless invitations to classes, year groups and individual families
  • Parents utilise the free mobile app or desktop portal to book appointments
  • Control appointment durations and cancellations with ease
  • Automated reminder messages remind parents yet to book
  • Schedule video and phone calls
Online Form Collection
Collect parent permissions, contact details, medical data, opinions and more.
  • Save time with easy-build forms and bespoke surveys
  • Utilise ready-built forms
  • Save regularly used forms
  • Collate and report on form performance and responses
  • Set deadlines for form completion to guarantee a great response
  • Easy for parents to complete and return
IRIS PlusPay
Collect cashless online payments for lunches, club fees, equipment and a variety of school items.
  • Multiple registers for different payment requirements
  • Automated reminders and low-balance notifications for parent arrears
  • Advance bookings functionality collects club bookings, menu options, and payments in a single process
  • Flexible payment options including credit and debit card, PayPoint, PayPal, cash and cheque
  • Dynamic reporting suite to support finance teams
  • Integration with leading MIS, IRIS ParentMail, IRIS Engage and cashless catering providers
  • Free school meals and pupil premium functionality