Parents and Carers
Communication between school and parents is of vital importance to ensure that your child is supported in their education, key messages are sent and received, and parents are fully informed of any events or changes to their child’s schooling. At Horbury Academy we make use of My Child at School – MCAS, this is an electronic communication platform which links directly to our academy data systems to ensure contact details are up to date and information is received quickly.
Parents need to sign up to this system and it is recommended that any adult with parental responsibility for the child does so. The app is available for download from the Apple Store or Android store, and there is a desktop version, the QR code below can be scanned to take you directly to the website:
The website can also be found here: https://www.mychildatschool.com/MCAS/MCSParentLogin
All communication that is sent home will be sent electronically, this includes:
- Quick messages regarding your child e.g. Above and Beyond messages from staff
- Letters, both personalised letters for your child or links to whole school letters
- Reports e.g. your child’s most recent data report
MCAS is also used for the following functions:
- Making parents’ evening appointments
- Tracking your child’s attendance
- Updating personal details for you and your child
- Accessing your child’s timetable
In the near future we will also be expanding MCAS to include further functionality such as managing consent, trips and visits etc.
Please see below for MCAS user guide:
Please note, this user guide covers the full functionality of MCAS, which we will continue to phase in. Therefore, not all of the modules discussed in the guide are currently activated.
For any queries or support with using MCAS please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting up your account for the first time
The school will need your email address. Once your account is created you’ll receive an email containing a link to allow you set your password.
Once complete, login to the app or website using your email address and password.
I’ve forgotten my username or password
Please remember to check Spam & Junk folders for emails if they don’t show up in your inbox.
Switching between your children
To switch between your children, open the menu in the app. The current child whose details you are viewing should be pictured at the top with their name listed alongside. Tap on their name. A pop-up window will then appear listing any other children linked to your account. Tap the child whose details you wish to view to switch to them.
I forgot my pin number
The MCAS App asks you to set a PIN to prevent any one who may gain access to your phone from launching the app. This PIN is set and stored only on your phone. Should you forget this PIN number, the only solution is to delete the app from your device, reinstall the app from the AppStore / PlayStore, and then re-add your account using your email address and your password.
Online payments are not handled by the MCAS app/website. For online payments we use Tucasi’s SCOPay, and a separate set of login details is required for this. Please contact the Academy’s finance office via email to email@example.com and they will be able to issue you with a SCOPay account for online payments.