What we do


Paper Penguin was founded by teachers and parents. We understand the importance of simple, clear and manageable communication between staff, parents and students.

We build beautiful, high-quality apps for schools and colleges which are designed to put all of the information that your parents and students need in one place, whilst removing the clutter which is often found on school websites.

Our apps are designed to reflect your school's branding and personality. You can be involved in the design process so that your app looks and feels how you want it to.

Get in touch to find out how a Paper Penguin App could benefit your school.

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Native iOS and Android apps

All of our apps are built for smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android.

School branding

Your app can reflect your school's style and personailty. Be involved in the design process and make your app look and feel how you want it to look.

Push notifications

Keep parents and students in the loop with push notifications. You can send unlimited messages which will appear directly on the screens of your users, even when they're not using the app.

Calendar and Term Dates

Integration with Google Calendar makes it really easy for any member of staff to add or edit events which will appear immediately on your app. You can also include term dates so that parents can see when to plan holidays.

YouTube integration

Integrate your school's YouTube channel directly into your app so that you can easily reach your audience.

Upload files

Paper newsletters and homework can be a thing of the past, saving you time, money and resources, and ensuring that important information is delivered directly to those who need to see it. No more letters lost in the school bag!


Increase parental engagement

Newsletters, event reminders and notifications can be sent easily and instantly to your parents' devices. Your app will be the only place your parents need to check to find all of your key information.

Everything in one place

A school app puts all of the information that your parents and students need in one, convenient place, without all of the extra clutter which is required on school websites.

Convenient contact

A school app is a simple and convenient way for your parents to get in touch with you to find out information, report abscences or ask questions.

Future ready

More than 70% of internet users in the UK use a smart phone as their primary means of accessing the web. A school app shows that you are forward thinking and are using new technologies to improve parental engagement.

Cut costs

Schools spend thousands each year on printing. Sending out your newsletters and reminders electronically, via your school app, can save a huge amount over the course of a year.

Eco friendly

A school app is a great way to reduce your school's environmental impact. All schools should be moving towards a paperless communication system.


Our pricing is extrememly competetive and is a drop in the ocean compared to what you'll save on printing. Get in touch to see which of our plans would be best for you.



+ £200 build cost

  • Bespoke design
  • Unlimited push notifications
  • Email support
  • Completely free for users
  • YouTube integration
  • Monthly Report
  • App management service
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Get in touch to see how a Paper Penguin App could benefit your school.