John Baugh, Headmaster, The Dragon School, 2002-2017 on why Classlist is "a tremendous platform for schools and an absolute blessing for parents"
Richard Murray, Head Teacher, Christ Church Cathedral School on how Classlist "has fundamentally transformed his PTA's ability to organise events, fundraise and communicate"
Josephine Marsh, Head Teacher, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Chalfont St Peter on how Classlist offers a safe, well-controlled environment for parents.. different from social media"
Matthew Godfrey, Deputy Head, Caterham School on why he "thorough endorses Classlist as an excellent way for parents at any school community to link up with each other"
Fears of creating a mini-mumsnet were unfounded
We have been using Classlist successfully for the last academic year.
Any initial fears that the site could turn into a mini-mumsnet were unfounded. It has really helped parents share contact details which we, as a school, aren't now allowed to give out due to data protection issues. As a result of this new parents can be quickly assimilated into the school community and questions and knowledge about the school shared.
Classlist has plugged such a gap
Classlist is the most fantastic thing. It has plugged such a gap.
Releasing information to parents is a nightmare for the school office. Classlist is parent-run, which is brilliant
The Classlist School Run enables parents to organise lift shares with confidence.
Classlist is far more than simply a super communication tool for our parents at Christ Church Cathedral School (CCCS).The Classlist School Run enables parents to organise lift shares with confidence. Keen to do our bit to reduce the number of cars on the roads, we have recently introduced a school minibus run, yet this can sadly only help certain families. Being in a central location, CCCS pupils also walk and use the bus to get to school, something parents can also arrange securely through Classlist. This must surely be a step on the right direction, beneficial to the environment and helping to improve children's safety by having fewer cars on the roads at school run times.
PTA Chair Kate Fry on why Classlist is preferred to other social media alternatives
PTA Chair Amanda Moss describes how a new primary school uses Classlist
Allison Cornell, Class Rep at Phil & Jim’s, Oxford describes how Classlist "makes everything a lot easier" at a large primary school
Karen Nerr, PTA Chair of East Coker Primary School talks to the Classlist Team about why she is recommending Classlist to other schools.
PTA Chair Zoe Crone shares how Classlist supports their busy event schedule.
Classlist brings parents back into the school community
Parents often tell me they feel isolated if they can’t get to the school in person but Classlist has brought them back into the school community.
I’ve made friends through Classlist. We adopted it recently and not only did I get an invitation to Christmas drinks from someone I didn’t know before, but also we used it to organize the teacher’s Christmas present and presentation – which the other parents really appreciated.
It is designed to be parent-run, which is brilliant.
Classlist is the most fantastic thing, as both a parent and a school administrator at two different schools using it. We moved back from living abroad with 3 children and would have loved to have had Classlist at the time to ask other parents questions when we arrived, and to meet people. Classlist has plugged such a gap. It is designed to be parent-run, which is brilliant. And working in a school office it is a nightmare to deal with releasing information to parents, so it is fantastic for schools too if parents are using Classlist
It’s incredibly easy - Class Reps don’t have to do a thing
Classlist.com has been a hugely welcome change to the way class reps at our school operate.
Previously, class lists were made up of word documents, periodically updated and I’m not sure anyone in the class knew which list was the right one to use! Classlist’s easy-to-use system for parents of inputting personal information makes the job of gathering and updating details so incredibly easy - in fact class reps don't have to do a thing.
Reps can now concentrate on adding discussions on relevant topics, organising social events, taking payment for functions (rather than collecting money themselves - a real bonus!) and encouraging groups on the website that help them as parent connect with other like-minded people e.g. the dog lovers group (a recent favourite!)
One of the benefits of having Classlist at Caterham is that it brings a quick and direct way of checking out all of those worries
The junior school days when you know all your child's friends by name, know where they live and can send your child to parties with a beaming face and full confidence seem to pass very quickly. With the move up to senior school you simply don't get to know so many parents, even within a strong school community, as your child is more independent and their friendship group grows continuously. Invitations to parties can come thick and fast and as a parent you always have a difficult judgement call to make. Whilst you want your son or daughter to have good friends and socialise, you are constantly worrying whether an invitation is genuine, do the party holder's parents actually know about the party, will they be there and who else is going. One of the benefits of having Classlist at Caterham is that it brings a quick and direct way of checking out all of those worries so you can make good, informed decisions that back up all you are trying to teach your child without clipping their fledgling wings unnecessarily.
Professor Roi Cohen Kadosh, Class Rep, Lynams pre-prep
Parents can RSVP, charge the event to PayPal and we can keep account of everything all on one platform. We were very grateful for how easy it made organizing our parents' Christmas party with drinks and food in a pub.