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About this app

A better, safer way to report when your child’s sick and off school. With a few quick taps, you can give the school all they need to know to record your child’s absence.

• Automatically updates the school’s electronic registers, so if any children are unaccounted for, they’ll know right away
• Improves safeguarding by enabling your identity to be verified
• Provides guidance about your child’s illness and whether they should be kept off school
• Reminds you to keep the school posted

When you first sign in, we’ll automatically create you a free account on Studybugs and you’ll also have access to additional features on the Studybugs website, including a map showing illnesses going around near you.

Questions, problems or feedback? Get in touch at
Updated on
Aug 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Messages
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Messages
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

81 reviews
September 17, 2021
Hi, I used to get notifications previously for this app but now I have to physically go into the app to see the messages. All the settings seems to be fine. I dont know where the problem is. Missing out on the crucial communication from the school as I am not getting notifications. I would appreciate someone from the team helps me with the problem.
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September 17, 2021
Hi Raheela, That doesn't sound right, does it! If you can get in touch with us at we'll investigate and get that sorted for you.
georgia wood
September 17, 2023
Confused. Just another app tracking people, taking up space on phone and certainly not making communication easier. I mean I can send a email stating what this does. If it was full communication not just sick then perfect. I mean how hard is it to get school have one app for all. Sorry will be deleting
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September 18, 2023
Hi Georgia, sorry to hear you didn't get on with the Studybugs app. In case you missed it, when you create a message there's an option to "send other message", which you can use for any other type of communication. There's also a web version ( if you want to report absence online without using the app. I hope that helps.
A Google user
August 12, 2019
Since my husband signed up for this app, I am no longer receiving any messages from the school but he is. Surely both parents should receive the messages just incase one doesn't have a phone on them. For example it was none school uniform day for my son's class and my son wore school uniform because my husband got the message but he lost his phone. We didn't find out until AFTER school.
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October 22, 2019
Hi Jackie. Both you and your husband certainly should be receiving messages at the same time. I’ve contacted you directly to get you up and running. If anything else crops up or my email doesn't get through to you, please get in touch at and we’ll be happy to help.

What's new

• We’ve updated the various bits of third-party software used in the app. This translates to improvements across the board. Yay!