This area is for current Parents/Carers of students at Blenheim High School. It contains useful information and links to the recently published video presentations.
Insight (formerly known as Parent Gateway)
Insight the online portal that students and parents/carers use to;
- View students’ attendance, house points, merits, demerits and detentions
- Make Parents’ Evening appointments
- View progress reports
Every Parent/carer with an email address will be offered access to our Parent Gateway, Insight. Insight is accessed online. Full details of how Insight works will be provided in the account activation email that is received shortly after students start at Blenheim. This account provides information on student attendance, House points, demerits and any detentions scheduled as well as being the method by which Parents’ Evenings appointments are booked. Progress Reports for students are published electronically via Insight rather than printed out for students to take home. Students have their own access to Insight using their normal school log in details.
Should there be any problems accessing the Internet or printing, students can use an iPad or computer in school.
Please note that Parents’ Evening appointments are available to book by the person who was nominated as first contact.
If parents/carers have more than one child at the school, all children are accessed via your single account. To switch between children, click on the child’s name displayed on the black menu bar at the top of the screen. Other children will then be presented.
If parents/carers experience any difficulties accessing progress reports please email the Insight Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blenheim has a convenient online way to pay for school meals and trips, using a secure service called ParentPay. Parents/carers have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password provided by the school; Parents/carers will be prompted to change these and keep them safe and secure. Accounts can be merged to create one login for all students of the same family.
ParentPay holds a payment history that can be viewed anytime and no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once the account has been activated, online payments can be made straight away. Under normal circumstances, payments made through ParentPay are credited to a student’s cashless catering account in under one hour.
Once a student has joined Blenheim, they will be provided with a personal activation letter. Any difficulties activating an account, should be reported to finance at email@example.com. ParentPay offers the freedom to make payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a secure way.
When can I log in to my account?
Once parents/carers have received an activation letter from school with activation login details they can activate their account and start making payments.
Which cards can I use?
ParentPay accepts Maestro, Switch, Delta, Electron, Solo and Visa debit cards. Regrettably, Blenheim are unable to accept payments from credit cards due to the high charges made by credit card companies.
Is it safe to make payments on the internet?
Yes. ParentPay uses leading technology to process card transactions securely. All communications with the bank are encrypted and neither ParentPay nor the school have access to card details.
How can I check that ParentPay is secure?
Standard website addresses begin with http and the address for a secure site will always begin with https. There will also be a padlock at the bottom/top right of the screen on the login page and once the account has been logged into. Parents/Carers should never enter card details or personal data on any web page where the address does not start https.
What about our personal information?
ParentPay holds a very limited amount of information solely for the purpose of accounts administration. Blenheim operates under strict guidelines set out by the Data Protection Act 1998. ParentPay will NEVER contact Parents/Carers by phone, email or mail and ask for confidential information like passwords or card numbers. Any contact regarding such information should be reported to reception at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are seven large devices around the school which allows students to print, copy and scan to their school email account. These devices have a scanner attached which uses students’ biometric fingerprint. The school adds money to printing/copying accounts every year. In Year 7, £1 is added in September, £2 in January and a final £1 in April. In Years 8-13, £2 will be added in September and a further £2 in January. Parents/carers are able to top up this account on Parentpay if necessary. The minimum amount is £10 but if there is any balance left at the end of the school year, it will be carried forward to the following year.
We are always keen to work with parents to support students. If, however, you are unhappy with any aspect of students' education or welfare, we hope in the first instance you will contact your child's Form Tutor.
If the Form Tutor cannot rectify the problem, you may be referred to another member of staff for help. We take all concerns very seriously but should you feel you wish to take the matter further, please refer to our Complaints Policy.
Musical Instruments Discount Scheme
Contact: Mrs Keefe email@example.com
Our local music equipment supplier, Sutton Music Centre, have unveiled a new discount scheme to help Blenheim families cut the costs associated with learning a musical instrument.
For many in the Blenheim community, it has been a difficult 18 months, however, there are an encouraging number of examples of how music has helped parents, carers and students through the recent uncertainty. Many people have experienced the benefits of learning an instrument, by returning to music, or taking up something new to improve their emotional wellbeing and practical life skills.
We are pleased to announce a 5% discount for Blenheim families on all orders with Sutton Music Centre, up to the value of £300, by entering the school code ‘BLENHEIMPUPIL’. Items purchased will be delivered to the school, during term time, free of charge, within 2 days of the order date. Sutton Music Centre will also allocate points to Blenheim for each purchase, which will be exchanged for music or instruments for our music department.
To make a purchase
- Use this link to visit the Sutton Music Centre website https://suttonmusic.co.uk/discount/BLENHEIMPUPIL
- Add your products (up to £300) to the cart and receive your 5% discount (use discount code BLENHEIMPUPIL if the discount isn’t automatically applied)
- Select Local Delivery (orders over £5)
- Enter the school address and pupil name in the shipping address section
Blenheim High School,
- Enter your payment details and you will be emailed when your order has been delivered to school.
If you require an item that is out of stock on the Sutton Music Centre website, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org