At Alder, we try to limit the number of third-party systems that parents need to access in order to keep up to date with their child's progress and all aspects of school life. Our main vehicle for communications is Class Charts.

Class Charts allows parents and carers to: 

  • See your child's Alder achievement points so that you can share and celebrate their success  

  • See your child's behaviour incidents so that you can discuss their behaviour choices. 

  • See any detentions your child has been set including whether these have been attended.  

  • See your child's timetable to help them plan their equipment and ensure they are ready to learn. 

  • See any homework that your child has been set to help them manage their workload and work to deadlines. 

  • See your child's attendance to support them with working towards attendance targets. 

  • Receive announcements with important communications from your child's teachers and other school staff.  

  • Report any reasons why your child is absent from school and provide supporting evidence. 


Additionally, we work with Parent Pay to facilitate the school being cashless. This is the system for parents to add funds to for dinner money, school trips, revision guides etc. Again you will receive personal log in information for Parent Pay once your child's starts at Alder.


If you need to contact the school for any general enquiries or to speak to a specific teacher, you can call reception staff on 0161 368 5132 or email 


We operate a 72 hour call back policy for staff to return parent calls and respond to emails.


Useful Links

Class Charts Parents App - Android

Class Charts Parents App - Apple