From the MyChildAtSchool mobile phone app, this will open the Parent Login screen.
Once in theParent Loginscreen parents should follow these steps:
Click on theSign Uplink in the Parent Login screen.
Enter theschool’s PostcodeorSchool ID.
Select the school from the list in the dropdown.
Enter the registered email address.
Parents will see the message‘To complete your registration, we have sent an email to the email address you provided. Please access your email and follow the steps to create your password’.
Parents will receive an email fromMyChildAtSchoolwith a link to aone time passcode.
Click on thelinkfor the one time passcode.
Enter the one time passcode.
As soon as theone time passcodehas been verified, parents will be prompted to enter apassword.
Once the password has been created, parents can login from within the web browser and type www.mychildatschool.com, or access the MyChildAtSchool mobile phone app, this will open the Parent Login screen.
Throughout this guide the parent portalMyChildAtSchoolis referred to asMCAS.
The onlineAdmission Form/Data Collection Formcovered in this guide is configured byyour school, your school will have defined what information relating to your child and your personal details you can view, edit and in addition some fields may be set as required which means you have to complete them if they are blank or check/amend them if they are incorrect.
IMPORTANTThe screenshots in this guide are forillustration purposesonly and may differ from what you see for your child.
In addition your school may have attached document(s) for you to download and confirm you have read and understood fromMCASas well.
This guide looks at accessing the parent portal from adesktop view.
From theleft hand menuclick onAdmission FormorData Collection Form
Your school may have added the tab forAdmission Formfor certain year groups for example new Year 7 students. If you have more than one child at a school for example, you have one child in Year 7 and one child in Year 11 then when accessing the Year 11 student you may seeData Collection Forminstead ofAdmission Formon the left menu choices.
Required Fields and Documents
The screen will change and at the top of the screen there is a message on filling in the form, how details will be updated and a note that fieldsmarked with an asterisk* are ‘required’ fields.
Also in this example the school hasattached a documentand asked parents toacknowledgethey have read and understood the document before submitting the form.
*Your school may not have set any fields as required and may not have attached any documents or set them for parents to ‘acknowledge’
Now lets look at theStudent DetailsPanel
In this examplethe school has defined whatStudent Detailsparents can see and in addition has also defined that the3 fieldsTelephone Details, Email Details and Address Details must be completed ( marked with * asterisk)
In the example theAddress Detailsfield is already complete so if this is correct you wouldn’t need to change anything.
In this example the parent has completed theTelephone DetailsandEmail Detailspanel, note they have added 2 phone numbers one for Home and one for Mobile plus an Email address
All the other fields in theStudent DetailsPanel are set toView Onlyso in this example you can’t amend these details.
Once you are happy with the information in theStudent Detailspanel clickSubmit Changesin the top left corner of the screen.
Once your school hasapprovedtheStudent Detailsyou have submitted they will show on theStudent Detailspanel, as per the message at the top of the screen.
Personal Details and Adding Contacts
To view or edit yourPersonal Detailswith the option to addContactsclick onView Your Personal Details.
Please noteyour schoolwill have set what fields you can see, edit and some fields marked with an * asterisk may be set as required.
The screenshots below are forillustration purposes onlyand may differ to your view dependant on howyour schoolhas configured MCAS.
Follow the same process as you did for theStudent Detailspanell
For addingAdditional Contactsin this example the school has set the following;
If required clickAdd Another Contact
As before fill in the required fields, again the screen below may differ from your screen dependant on howyour schoolhas configured MCAS
Once you are happy with the details clickAdd
Please note adding an additional contact does not create an MCAS account for that person its simply adding a contact to the childs record.
You then have the option toEditorDeletethe Contact you have just added.
Finally, once you are happy with the information clickSubmit Changesto complete the process.
How To Carry Out Tasks in MCAS App
The below will be shows how yo can use theMCAS Appto carry out various tasks, such as;
Adding and Switching Accounts
Signing up to a Club
Data Collection Form
Access: While theMCAS appis for parents, staff can also use it for testing purposes or if they have children at a school themselves.
In order to access theMCAS App, you need to download it from the app/play store on your phone, you need to also have anMCAS User Accountcreated at the school.
When you first download theMCAS Appon to your phone you will get a pop up asking if you want to allow notifications.
This guide works on the basis that yourSchoolhas already createdUser AccountsandParentshave started redeeming theirInvitation Codes/Usernames.
WithinMCASthere are two Menus, theside Menuwhich is accessed by pressing thethree horizontal lineson thetop left of the App.
The second Menu is along thebottom of the Appand hasfive fixed optionswhich take you to different areas of theApp. Use these Menus to navigate around theApp.
How To Top Up Balances
Parents can use this guide to learn how toTop-UpyourDinner MoneyorClubs & Trips Balances, from the same page, when orderingMealsorBooking Clubs & Trips.
BothDinner MoneyandClubs & Tripsare paid for at time ofBooking. If your currentBalancewill not cover the cost, you will be able toTop-UpyourAccount, without moving away from the page and having to start again.
MCAS > Dinner
MCAS > Clubs & Trips
Note: TheAmountdisplayed will be theAmountneeded to cover the cost of the item you are purchasing. You can overtype theAmountto add additionalFundsto yourAccount.
How To Pay For Items Using Paypoint
You can now use the ‘Paypoint’ facility on MCAS to pay for items such as dinner money or trips.
HOW TO PAY FOR ITEMS USING PAYPOINT
Log into your MCAS account
Go to ‘Paypoint Balance’ section
Click on ‘Show barcode’ and print. If you do not have access to a printer, we can do this for you. Please email email@example.com to request this. We will then hand this to your child to bring home. Alternatively, the shop will be able to scan the barcode directly from your phone.
Take the barcode to any shop with the Yellow Paypoint sign. (Co-op for example)
This will be scanned, and you can then pay your chosen amount in cash or by card.
Once you have made this payment, please log back into your MCAS account to allocate your paypoint balance by following the steps below.
Go to the section that you wish to allocate the funds to; for example dinner money or outstanding payments sections.
Add an amount in the ‘deposit amount’ box (for dinner money). This will need to equal or be less than the amount you have paid via paypoint.
Click ‘add to basket’
Click on the down arrow next to ‘Enter Card details’
Choose ‘Use Paypoint balance’
Confirm and pay.
How to view the Academic Calendar
Parents can use this guide to access theAcademic Calendarfor their childs’ school in thedesktop viewofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide arefor illustration purposes onlyand may differ from your view
From the left hand menu inMCASclickAcademic Calendar
Below is an example of how anAcademic Calendarmay look, notice the colour coding of the days at the top of the screen
Youcan also click on a dayto see more information as per the example below
How To Make School Purchases
Parents can use this guide to view and buy items in theSchool Shopin a desktop version ofMCAS(MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide arefor illustration purposes onlyand may differ from your view, your school configures how yourMCAS Dashboardlooks.
This is anOnline School Shopand will display the items the school currently have available for you to purchase,what appears on this page is determined by the school, so the following information is just an example.
Your school have the option to createCategoriesorMenu Itemsin theSchool Shop, for exampleShop – EquipmentandShop- Uniform. Clicking on either of these buttons will display just those items or click onAllto display everything available.
To find out more about an item simply mouse over and click on theMore Infobutton, this will display the information the school have created for the item.
If you want to purchase an item it is just like any Online Shopping page, just click on theAdd to Basketbutton on the item/s you wish to buy. If the item to be purchased has the option for payment byInstalmentsyou will be asked at this point how you want to pay this. Click on theAddDeposittoBasketor theAddFullAmounttoBasketbutton.
TheShopping Basketicon will show the number of items in theBasket, click on theBasketicon to display the items in it.
To remove items click on theXto the right of the item orRemovein theShopping Basketfull view , to continue and make thePurchaseclick on the greenCheckoutbutton at the bottom. The Items will be displayed again along with theStudentname, if buying for siblings both names will be displayed.
To continue shopping click on theContinueShoppingbutton, to clear theBasketand start again click on theClearBasketbutton, to make thePurchaseclick on theCheckoutbutton. Items can still be removed at this point by clicking on theRemovebutton to the right of the item.
On clicking theCheckoutbutton the payment page will be displayed, again what is displayed here is dependent on the school. Here payments can be made usingPayPointif there are sufficient funds or byCard, anOfflinePaymentoption can be enabled by the school for payments to be made directly to the school, cash or cheque.
How To View and Add Dinner Money
Parents can use this guide toView and add Dinner Moneyto their child’s account via the desktop version ofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide are for illustration purposes only and may differ from your view. Your school will configure how yourMCASdashboard looks.
From your MCAS Dashboard theDinner Moneyoption is accessible only as aWidget.
TheWidgetdisplays the currentCredit Balance Summaryand gives the option to top-up theBalance.
To do this enter the amount in theDepositAmountbox and click theAddtoBasketbutton. TheShoppingBasket(trolley) icon on the top bar will now display that you have 1 item in theBasket, click here to open theBasketand view the contents, the item can be removed by clicking on theXto the right.
To continue click on the greenCheckoutbar which will open theShoppingBasket.
Here you can click theContinueShoppingbutton to open theSchoolShopand add more items, theClearBasketbutton to empty theBasketor theCheckoutbutton to continue and make your payment.
Enter yourPaymentDetailson the following page, once verified and paid aConfirmationmessage will be given and theCreditBalanceSummaryupdated on theWidget.
How To View Outstanding Payments
Parents can use this guide to view and payOutstanding Paymentsin a desktop version ofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide arefor illustration purposes onlyand may differ from your view ofMCAS, your school configures how yourMCAS Dashboardlooks.
TheOutstanding Paymentsoption is accessible from both theMenuBarand aWidget.
Either click onOutstanding Paymentsin theMenu Baror clickMorein theWidget
When items have been purchased from theSchool Shopand there is an outstanding amount, for instance a payment inInstalments, this will be displayed on theOutstanding PaymentsWidget.
Clicking on theMorebutton will display the full details. AnInstalmentcan be paid by clicking on theAdd to Basketbutton on either page, this can then be paid in the normal way.
Once you have added theOutstanding Paymentto theShopping Basketyou have the option toContinue Shopping, Clear BasketorCheckout.
You can remove a single item from theBasketby clickingRemoveto the right of the item
In the finalCheckoutscreen you will see anOrder SummaryandPayment and Address Details.
When you have the completed the required fields clickConfirm and Pay
Updated on July 19, 2023
Parental Consents in MCAS
Parents can use this guide to view/give/revokeParental Consentin the desktop version ofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide are for illustration purposes only and may vary from your view as your school configures yourMCAS Dashboard
TheParental Consentoption is accessible only from theMenuBaron the MCAS Dashboard
It displays theParental Consentoptions for theStudent. Tick the radio buttons to give or revokeConsentfor information or images of theStudentto be used within each of the options.
Your schools controlswhether you canrevoke consentor not. In the example you are not able torevoke consenttheParental Consentpanel will look similar to the one below
The Difference Between MCAS on the Web and MCAS App
In this guide, we are going to highlight the differences between theweb/appversions ofMCASso that schools know what is available in each version and what parents should see.
Prerequisites: For parents to useMCAS at all,the following steps must have been completed;
Schools must have createdMCAS User Accountsfor parents.
Parents must haveredeemed their invitation code.
Parents must havefullycompleted the User Account creation steps.
There are currentlytwo menu options/modulesthat areonly available on the web versionofMCAS–AssessmentandOptions. Everything else will be visible on both theapp and web version of MCAS.
When a parent loadsMCASon a computer, they will see aDashboardconsisting ofwidgetsand aside menu;
Eachwidgetwill display data for the student that it finds in the MIS, with somewidgetshaving aMore buttonwhich takes parents to that specific page (OnReportorBehaviourfor example).
Each of theside menu optionswill take parents to a designated page for thatitem/modulewithinMCAS, where they can see data in detail likeAttendance Data, upcomingClubsandOutstanding Payments.
Finally, there are somefixed iconson the top right ofMCAS web, these are always available regardless of which page you are on;
School Shop– Contains items ready for purchase.
Contact School– Allows the parent to contact the school.
Messages– Allows parents to converse directly with specific staff,
Announcements– Contains any relevant Announcements from the School.
If the parent clicks on their name, they are provided with four further options;
Account Settings– Allows parents to manage their MCAS credentials.
Inbox– Allows parents to see messages received from specific staff.
Payments History– Contains all previous orders/payments the parent has made on MCAS.
Logout– Logs the parent out of MCAS.
That is everything a parent should see in theweb versionofMCAS.
When a parent loads theMCAS appon a mobile device, they will first see theAttendance pagefor their child.
TheMCAS appdoesn’t have a centralDashboard, it works solely on aside menuandpages, which are accessed by pressing thethree linesin the top left corner.
Theside menucontains the followingoptions, all of which will take parents to apagefor thatoption(Timetable/Parents Eveningetc).
As well as the side menu, there is abanneralong the bottom which contains five options;
My Child– Loads by default, allows parents to see their child’s data.
Announcements– Shows any relevant schoolAnnouncements.
Basket– Contain items ready for purchase.
Accounts– Parents can manage and add anyMCASaccounts they have.
Profile– Lets parents manage their credentials, see previous payments and see the school contact information.
To summarise, everything that is visible on theweb versionofMCASshould be visible on theapp versionas well, except forAssessmentandOptions.
If a parent claims they can see data on theweb versionbut not theapp version, ask them to make sure they haveupdated the appandupdated their deviceto the latest software versions available.
MCAS Assesments Module
Parents can use this guide toView Assessmentinformation for their child inMCAS ( MyChildAtSchool)
The parent views in this guide are forillustration purposesonly and may differ from your schools view.
Assessmentscan be viewed from a widget in the dashboardorfrom the left hand menu inMCASby clickingAssessments
If you clickMoreon theAssessmentWidget you have the ability to seeClass Teachernames andClass Attendance, these views are configured by your school so may differ to the example below.
In addition you may be able tomessage the teacher directlyfrom this panel by clicking on theteacher name,this will load yourInbox.
In the top left of theAssessmentpanel you can use the dropdown to see previous yearsAssessmentData.
TheExam Resultsoption is accessible only from theMenuBar.
It displays theExamResultsfor the student, theSearchoption can be used to search for specificExamsand the columns can be ordered ascending and descending.
The columns visible in theExam Resultspanel are configured by your childs school so you may not see all the columns below.
TheExam Timetablesoption is accessible only from theMenuBar.
It displays theExamTimetablesfor theStudent, theSearchoption can be used to search for specificExamsand the columns can be ordered ascending and descending.
Dependant on how the Exams Office Staff at your childs school have seated theExamsthen you may be able to seeExam RoomandSeat Location
MCAS Attendance Module
Parents can use this guide to viewAttendanceinformation for their child in theMCAS ( MyChildAtSchool parent portal
The screenshot examples in this guide are forillustration purposesonly and may differ from the view for your child
From theDashboardeither click onAttendancein the left hand menu or clickMoreon theAttendance Widget.
In this example theAttendance Widgethas been namedAttendance in School
When we clickMorewe can see the full year for theStudent
Use theSelect YearandSelect Subjectdropdowns to further filter the view
Hover on thepie chartto seeAttendance Percentages
Click on aspecific dateto see more detail
MCAS Behaviour Module
Parents can use this guide to viewBehaviourinformation for their child on a desktop view ofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool) Parent Portal
The example screenshots used in the guide are forillustration purposes onlyand may differ from the view for your child.
From the MCAS Dashboard either click onBehaviouron the left hand menu or clickMoreon theBehaviourWidget, you can also see recentBehaviourEvents in the Widget
When we clickMorewe can then see a year view ofBehaviourfor the selected child.
Notice theSelect YearandSelect Subjectdropdowns at the top of the screen to further filter the view.
There is also apie charton the right to give an overall view of your childsBehaviour.
Click on anindividual dayto see more detail
MCAS Classes & Timetables Module
Parents can use this guide to view Class information for their child on a desktop view of MCAS (MyChildAtSchool) Parent Portal
The example screenshots used in the guide are for illustration purposesonly and may differ from the view for your child.
From theMCAS Dashboardyou will see theClasses Widget, in this example the Widget shows theClassName,Class Details,ClassTeacher andAttendance Percentagefor theClassplus andenvelope symbolto directly message the Teacher in question.
Clicking on theEnvelopewill open your accountInboxto send a message to the selected Teacher.
Parents can use this guide to view their child’sTimetablein a desktop view ofMCAS ( MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide arefor illustration purposes onlyand may differ from yourMCASview, your school configures what yourMCAS Dashboardview is.
TheTimetableoption is accessible from both theMenuBarand aWidget.
Either click onTimetablein the menu bar or clickMorein theTimetable Widgetto access your child’sTimetable,
TheWidgetwill display theTimetabledsessions for the day highlighting the current session.
Click on theMorebutton will display your child’sTimetablefor the current week, the previous and future weeks can be viewed as well.
Select Weeks from theright hand drop downandPrevious/Nextfrom the left hand side
MCAS Homework Module
How to view Homework in MCAS - Parents can use this guide to view their child’sHomeworkin a desktop version ofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide are forillustration purposes onlyand may differ from your view. Your school will configure yourMCAS Dashboardview.
TheHomeworkoption is accessible from both theMenuBarand aWidget.
Homeworkinformation is displayed on theHomework Widget. Click onHomeworkin the Menu Bar to open theHomeworkpage
Click on theMorebutton in theWidgetto open theHomeworkpage.
The status of theHomeworkfor the current week will be displayed, to look at previous or future weeks use the forward and backward arrows.
Click on theHomeworkbar to see more details.
MCAS Announcements Module
Parents can use this guide to viewAnnouncementsfor their childs school in thedesktop viewofMCAS (MyChildAtSchool)
The example screenshots in this guide arefor illustration purposesonly and may differ from the views for your child
Announcementscan be viewed from a widget in the dashboard or from the left hand menu inMCASby clickingAnnouncements
ClickMoreon the top right of theWidgetto see moreAnnouncements
SomeAnnouncementsmay have documents attached to them.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions regardingMyChildAtSchoolwithin Bromcom.
Q. What do I do if I’ve forgotten my email address.
A. Contact your school and they will be able help you.
Q. What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password.
A. Click the Reset Password link from the login page.
Q. The school has sent out invitation codes for parents to redeem however, some parents haven’t redeemed them. How does this work now parents login with an email and password.
A. Parents should click the Reset Password link from the login page. Alternatively, the school can send a Password creation email.
Q. What if parents have multiple Email addresses registered to their MCAS accounts.
A. All Email addresses (including the Recovery Email Address if they have one) will allow the parent to Login.
Q. A parent is getting the message‘incorrect email address’when they attempt to login
A. The parent should contact their school so the school can they update the contact record for the parent with the correct email address.
Q. One of the parent profiles attached to the email address needs removing.
A. The person who’s profile it is should contact the school and they can amend the account record
Q. The email address for a parents MCAS account is incorrect.
A. The parent should contact their school and the school can update the contacts record.