Release 29

Here you can find details of all the new features and updates included in the latest release.
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NEW - Fees system, what's new

Overview How we internally handle fees has changed dramatically and hopefully for the better. We have updated our fees summary screen, added in a student summary, parent wallet and childcare voucher balance screens.  We allow for parents to pay...

The New Fees Summary Screen

What you will see Our summary screen has changed to 5 columns. Specific to how schools work with multiple charges, corrections, discounts and payments, refunds and more all supported. The 5 new columns are: Fees Charged - what ...

NEW - Childcare Voucher Balance

Paying by Childcare Vouchers (parent view) When a Parent makes a booking, if applicable they can pay by Childcare Voucher.  To this the Parent would navigate to the booking, click to book, and on the payment options screen choose 'pay by vouc...

New Navigation Bar

Welcome to our new and improved navigation bar Designed to perform better on mobile devices including iPads, expanding from the menu button _____________________ View all other articles relating to this lates...

Language Support

Language Support - throughout entire site Schools will now be able to receive one additional language pack as standard (in addition to English), giving the ability to use a language picker. Our great community has been helping by translating...

Event Cut-Offs

Event Cut-Offs SchoolsBuddy now offers the ability to set dates and times for individual Events to switch on and off.  This will allow you to delay opening up bookings to nearer the event date, and close bookings in advance of the event date. ...

Image support for Send Communication

Images can now be used in email communications We can now support images within your email communications through SchoolsBuddy. The images must be hosted online (not within SchoolsBuddy itself), with the image link pasted into your message. ...

Save your Search (Activities)

Save your search to quickly access your preferred view each visit Within the Activities & Club management screen, when searching for your preferred list of clubs, for example all active clubs, we automatically save this search to appear next t...

Super Admins now visible in Staff Roles

You can now check staff with 'Super Admin' access within Staff Roles Super Admin access must be set by the SchoolsBuddy team, however, all users with access to the Staff Roles tab can now see who the Super Admins are for your organisation by c...

Instant book 'select all' now optional

The 'Select All' button is now hidden by default within Instant Book containers Within Instant Book containers, we have chosen to hide the 'select all' button by default.  We have made this change to reduce stress on the system and improve per...

Quick Calls

It is now possible to call directly from telephone numbers stored within the app This feature has been added to make the process of calling emergency contacts simpler and quicker.  Telephone numbers stored within the Guardians information for ...

Timezones - UTC Support

UTC Timezone support is now available throughout the entire SchoolsBuddy site This update is particularly useful for setting open and close dates and times for specific containers within SchoolsBuddy in your local time zone.  This is more flex...