What is ‘MCAS’?
We are keen to share access to ‘My Child At School’ (MCAS), our Parent Portal, with all people who have parental responsibility* for students at King Alfred’s. By using MCAS, parents and guardians will be able to see assessment, timetable and attendance data (as well as being able to check personal data) on-line.
To be able to log into MCAS, you need access to the internet along with a username and password. If you would like to access MCAS you should fill in the application form available via the link below and hand it into one of the site offices, along with:
- Photo ID (Driving Licence, Passport, HM Forces ID Card or similar) and
- A bill or bank statement showing your name and current address (as recorded on our database).
You will also need to provide a current e-mail address that can only be accessed by you (i.e. not a joint family address). Should you need to contact the school about your MCAS account you will need to use the e-mail address stored in our database so it is essential that you keep us up to date if your address changes.
Once your application has been verified, your username and password will be generated and sent out by e-mail. The verification process can be done in any of the site offices or at any Parents’ Evening.
- We are only permitted to distribute passwords to parents/guardians of students who feature on our electronic system. If, for some reason, a person with parental responsibility does not feature on the system, arrangements will need to be made to add them but this may delay the process.
- If the student(s) to whom you are related has a different surname it may be helpful if you bring the student’s birth certificate.
- It is the parent / guardian’s responsibility to keep usernames and passwords secure. There is a routine within MCAS to change your password – we would ask you to do this at the earliest opportunity using a secure password that will be known only to you and is at least 6 characters long and contains a mixture of numbers/characters and letters.
- You only need one username per parent no matter how many children you have at KA’s.
* In this instance the DfE defines those with parental responsibility as:
- Both natural parents (mother and father) whether or not they live with the student. Adoptive parents are assumed to have taken on the role of natural parents.
- Step parents where there is evidence of adoption, or permission has been granted in writing by both natural parents.
- Foster parents, those in a carer role as advised by the local authority and legal guardians.