Community Brands UK, a provider of cloud-based payment software and solutions for schools, has acquired Liverpool EdTech Parentapps.
Community Brands, headquartered in Leicester, said Parentapps, which serves nurseries, community groups, clubs and nonprofits, complements its existing suite of tools that help schools connect effectively and effectively with parents.
Parentapps’ solution includes digital communication, parenting night bookings, website development and payment processing.
“The addition of Parentapps strengthens our leadership position in the industry and further illustrates our commitment to schools, their parents and their students,” said Richard Grazier, President and CEO of Community Brands UK.
“This strategic partnership aligns with our mission to modernize the way schools use technology and, in turn, frees up valuable time and resources so that school staff and teachers can do what they do best.” : create a better future for our community.
The combination of Parentapps with community brands Teachers2Parents and Groupcall Messenger communication platforms, as well as the SchoolMoney payment tool, will serve more than 20,000 schools, partners, multi-academy trusts and local authorities.
Parentapps Founder and CEO Kevin Clayton added: “The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the digital transformation of many schools, especially in light of the need to stay connected and provide distance learning materials and instructions.
“Parentapps and Community Brands have played an important role in this ongoing process and are perfect partners in providing the most comprehensive turnkey solutions to help schools increase their efficiency and engagement. “