e Learning at Mounts Bayshare

Mounts Bay Academy leads the way in the UK and Europe with our High Performance Learning Programme designed to promote World Class learning for all students by providing everyone with an iPad to create independent learners ready for the challenges of the 21st Century.

As such we use a number systems for letting you know how your child is doing on a day to day basis.

If you are the parent/carer of a current student you will have received all of the appropriate login instructions for each system. If you are having difficulty please contact – help@mountsbay.org

If you are the parent/carer of a new student you will receive all of the appropriate login instructions for each system.


Firefly – Your Learning Portal

At the heart of our learning is the Firefly Learning Portal which can be seen online at:


This system contains all of the learning materials that your child will need whilst at Mounts Bay. Each subject area uploads content to:


Teachers also use Firefly to submit home study tasks and to give feedback on them. As a parent, you can log onto the site and view the progress your child is making, including feedback from staff on how work can be improved at:


You can find out more information about how you can do this at:


There is also additional information about your child, on the Parent Dashboard for more information on this here:



Get The Firefly Parent App
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/firefly-for-parents/id1242952640
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.firefly.parentsApp&hl=en_GB



SIMS – Your Student Information Management System

This system will let you know your child’s attendance and behaviour, view and correct contact information about you and your child and, in the future may be used to show assessment marks and reports. It can be seen online at:


It has a messaging system built in that will let you know about important alerts and, when run as the app, let you get these messages without being bombarded with texts and emails.

Get The SIMS Parent App
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sims-parent/id1106452691
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.capita.sims.mobile.parentapp&hl=en_GB


PARENT MAIL – Your Cashless Payment System

At MBA we use a system called ParentMail and this is our preferred method for parents/carers to pay for school visits/trips, make purchases like uniform and also to pay money into the Cashless Catering System.

This system is personalised to you and you have your own login and account details. It gives you the flexibility to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security standard. It means students do not have to carry around amounts of cash.

The system can be used here:




MBA Parents’ Evening System – Your Parents Events Appointments

We hold a number of parent engagement events, open evenings and Student Led Conferences throughout the year. You will receive a notification via SIMS to direct you to our online appointments system.

The system can also be viewed here: