Logging in to School Computers
All students have a school Microsoft account. They log in to computers on the school network with their
username and password.
Students' usernames follow a standard format. For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in
September 2021 would have a username of 21bloggs.j.
Network passwords are set in the first ICT lesson in Year 7 and students can reset them at anytime from a
school PC by pressing the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys all at the same time and following the instructions that
Choosing and Managing Passwords
We encourage students to choose secure passwords and never to share them with each other. Please
do not re-use school network passwords when creating passwords for other systems.
A good resource for choosing a password is Dinopass (select the
strong password option).
You are likely to have a lot of passwords for various applications so unless you have a very good memory
you will need a secure way to manage them. Please do not write them down. You may want to use a password
manager, such as the one in Google Chrome.
Microsoft Office 365
MS Office 365 is a suite of
applications which includes MS Teams, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
All students can log into MS Office 365 using an email address in the format:
For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in September 2021 would use
email@example.com as the username to log into their MS 365 account.
The password should be synchronised with the school network password. If you are having trouble logging
in, check the sign-in options to make sure they are set appropriately to log you into an
organisation/school account rather than defaulting to a personal account.
Students should speak to a member of staff if they can no longer access their account.
Microsoft Office 365 at home
Students can also log into their MS 365 account on their own devices at home. As well as using the
applications via a web browser, their accounts entitle them to install desktop versions of the MS 365
applications (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc) for school use.
To download the software they should log into their Office 365 account online and click "Install
Office" which should be in the top right hand corner of the landing page. Then follow the
instructions to download and install the software.
Once students have logged into MS 365 (see above) they will be able to access Teams. Teachers often use
this to communicate with students. They will tell your child if they have set up a Team for their class.
Student communications via MS Teams are monitored and moderated. Conversations should not be considered
private and any inappropriate usage should be reported to school staff.
Bromcom Student Portal and MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) parent portal
Bromcom is a Management Information System used to manage many aspects of school administration. Students
are encouraged to check the BromCom Student
Portal regularly to keep up to date with their homework and check their timetable. We also use
Bromcom to report on student behaviour. The parent version of the portal is called MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) and it includes
all messages sent to parents by the school.
Creating an account: To log into the Bromcom portal for the first time, students need
their unique Invitation Code, which is given to them in the form of a printed letter. Please keep this
code safe and contact the school office if you have lost it.
Parents need their own login credentials for MyChildAtSchool. The school sends parents their MCAS
invitation code by email, with instructions on how to create an account. Again, if you have lost the
email, please contact the school office.
Important: When creating a password for the account, you will be
asked to enter an email address (you will need to confirm the address is valid by clicking a link in a
verification email, so make sure it is an email account that you can access). However, if you use a
password manager to store login credentials, be careful not to store your email address as the username -
Bromcom login screens require the unique username provided by the school, rather than your email address.
Logging In: Once the student or parent account has been created, for subsequent logins
you will only need your unique username and password. Please keep these safe.
Bromcom mobile apps: As well as the web versions of these portals there are handy apps
that you can install on your phone - available from the usual app stores. Installing these will help to
ensure you never miss a communication.
If using the apps then you will be prompted to set up a PIN or use your fingerprint to log in.