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Parent Apps

Our two Core Apps allow parents/carers to access real time information regarding their child’s home learning, attendance and rewards and sanctions:


Arbor Parent Portal and the Arbor App

The new Parent Portal and Arbor App allows us to consolidate the way we keep in touch with you and give you quick and comprehensive access to your child’s activities and daily life at school.

Both will allow you to access (click on each heading for more information):

Logging in for the first time

For new students starting at HGS, we will send you a welcome email which contains a link to the Arbor Parent Portal.  Use this link to set up your password.

Once you have logged in via the Arbor Parent Portal, you will be able to download the Arbor App and access the above information.

For existing parents, please use this link:

If you have younger children in any of our Red Kite Learning Trust primary schools, you may already have an Arbor account. In this case, we recommend you log in through a web browser initially to enable you to link your children’s accounts.

If you experience any problems accessing your child's records via the Parent Portal or Arbor App, please email

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Class Charts

The Class Charts app will be used as our recognition and behaviour management tool.

Class Charts allows teachers to recognise students for their attitude and work by issuing positive points instantly in lessons.  Students and parents can see both positive and negative points via the app.

Logging in

New Class Chart users

You will receive an email from school detailing how to set up your Class Charts account.  This will include a unique access code for each of your children.

Existing Class Chart users

For existing parents, please use this link

If you are experience any problems accessing Class Charts, please email



Students are able to access Showbie as a website through a PC or an app on their iPad. Teachers can share resources for lessons and Home Learning through ‘classes’ they create on Showbie. Work can be completed by students directly onto a shared document using their iPad or documents can be uploaded from a PC. Teachers have the option of marking and providing either written or verbal feedback on submitted work using the Showbie app. Students can also add comments to Showbie, responding to their teacher feedback or after self-reflection on work. All documents and comments made by students and teachers are displayed chronologically in folders created by teachers within their ‘classes’.

Parents do not have independent access to Showbie, but are encouraged to view relevant sections with their child when supporting work at home.




Please click on the link below to complete your online payment for trips and visits, exams, charity donations, voluntary contributions and iPads for Learning additional charges. You will be navigated through to Scopay where your online payment can be processed.

Parent access only, a link code will be emailed by HGS Finance.

Scopay online payment gateway


Please click on the link below to complete your online payment for Encore! music tuition, exams, buses, tickets and other additional items.

Please note  – Red Kite Homework 4 and the Sims Parent apps can now all be deleted.

If you have any queries please email:

Harrogate Grammar School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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