SIMS Parent

SIMS Parent Ensuring that parents are kept informed has a significant impact on pupil progress. SIMS Parent provides a window into the live data in our Schools Information Management System (SIMS).

SIMS Parent is a website, and an App - they have the same functionality; the website is on www.sims-parent.co.uk and the App for your phone/tablet is available from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent. You will need a pre-existing Facebook, Microsoft (Hotmail, Live, Outlook, Office365 etc), Google, or Twitter account to access this product.

For queries with the Parent App, please email ParentApp@priestlands.hants.sch.uk

Getting started with SIMS Parent

Available as an App on iOS and Android, and a web site, we are able to adopt a paperless approach to data collection that also complies with new GDPR regulations and Ofsted standards in respect of parental engagement.

  1. When you have returned your Data Collection Sheet, we will send you an introduction email - this email contains a registration link and an invitation code. This email will be sent from Capita SIMS (noreply@sims.co.uk). If you cannot find this email, please check your junk mail and ensure it has not been marked as SPAM. Simply click on the link within the email to start activating your account.
  2. You can then login using your pre-existing Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password*.
  3. The registration screen should pre-populate the invitation code automatically, if not, copy and paste from the invitation email and click register
  4. You will then be asked to input the date of birth of one of your children attending the school.
  5. Your account is then set up and configured.
  6. Once Registered, on your smartphone or tablet, you can download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent.
  7. Alternatively, from any web browser on any computer or device, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk

*IMPORTANT NOTES: To register for SIMS Online Services products, you will need one of the following accounts: Microsoft (Live, Hotmail, Outlook, Office365 etc), Microsoft Office 365, Google, Facebook, or Twitter. You should choose an existing account (e.g. a Microsoft Hotmail account) or if you have NONE of those listed, you will need to create one - they are free and easy to set up. The account you choose is unimportant to us; it is purely used to authenticate you against your account provider. Your username and password is nothing to do with us, and SIMS Parent is nothing to do with them, SIMS Parent simply uses their Authentication interface - if you can log into your Facebook you can log into SIMS Parent.

SIMS Parent Sign In screen 2019

Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact the school on the email below. SIMS Parent is for Parent/Guardian use only, not Students.

Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact the school if you require a replacement after this date.

Link to service providers SIMS Parent Help pages


Using SIMS Parent

Certain information is entered into SIMS to enable it to work with other products, therefore please note the following:

  • we cannot legally delete a person with parental responsibility.
  • emails are entered as ‘work’ rather than ‘home’ to enable the system to work with Groupcall Messenger/XPressions.
  • if there is no home number, please do not insert a mobile number & call it home – please leave it blank.