How to download / install the Schoolcomms software

IMPORTANT: Please be aware due to statutory changes to the attendance codes in SIMS Summer 2024 release, a new version of Schoolcomms Desktop (9.6P) is required.

After the 1st July please download the latest version via the link below.

Schools that are hosted (accesses Schoolcomms via the focus menus) will need to raise this request with their host.

Please ensure you have uninstalled your previous version of Schoolcomms before proceeding with the new download.

To install Schoolcomms (you may need your IT support to assist you with this):

  1. Close SIMS if it is open
  2. Click here Download Schoolcomms
  3. Follow the step by step instructions
  4. Once the installation has finished double click on the Schoolcomms icon that has automatically been installed on your desktop
  5. For existing licence holders, select Log in for account holders
  6. Enter your login credentials and select Login

Minimum requirements

  1. Supported operating systems include: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows server 2008 (inc. R2) and Windows server 2012
  2. 3.0 GHz (single core) Intel Pentium-class processor
  3. 2048 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher
  4. 30 MB of hard disk space required plus 500 MB headroom. More will be needed if the setup process needs to install Microsoft .NET 4
  5. 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display with 24-bit colour
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