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What is

The traditional school bag run has been used to facilitate communication between parents and schools for generations. Permission slips, school lunch payments and reports were, until recently, all dealt with via paper forms, which were easily lost or forgotten about in the bottom of school bags, or in-person visits to the school, which were inconvenient for many parents and guardians. However, there is now a digital solution to this issue, making it easier for parents to manage paperwork connected with school activities, and to obtain information about their child’s educational progress at a time that suits them.

We are one of a number of local authorities in Scotland that have signed up to the digital platform called, allowing parents and guardians to view information about their child’s education, pay for school meals, update their own data and even apply for the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme in just a few clicks.

Parentsportal was jointly developed by the Improvement Service (IS) and SEEMiS, the education information management provider. You log in to the service using the myaccount system which links each parent or guardian to their child and education while also keeping data private and secure.

Parents can keep up-to-date with developments at their child’s school, arrange parents’ evening appointments, check attendance, and even read reports online – all at a time that suits them, and without crumpled forms going missing. Find out more and sign up for parentsportal below, and never miss another important message from your child’s school!

How to register with

To register with please go to where you either log in using your MyGovScot account, or if you don’t have an account you can register for your MyGovScot account.

Alternatively you can download the app at:

Once registered you will be prompted to "Link Your Child".  In order to link to your child, the data you provide during the sign-up process must match the data that your child’s school holds.

New starts in Primary 1 and first year at Secondary school will not be able to link until the first day of term.

Further information

You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the website.  We have also added a Q and A section to this page where you might find the answers to any questions you might have. 

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