Top-of-the-class Communications Solutions for Schools and Colleges

Study-Call, for schools and colleges, delivers a family of communications solutions that are tailored specifically for educational establishments. Study-Call satisfies the needs of office and academic staff, parents and other primary stakeholders.

The phone remains a primary method of communication for a school and parents. With the need for extended working, through breakfast and after-school clubs and with many schools amalgamating through academies and school trusts, the phone system can be a burden or a blessing.

Study-Call delivers a range of voice solutions that either enhance or if necessary, replace your current phone system, enabling you to deliver the services you need, exactly as you wish to, with ease.

Available as on-premises, cloud or a hybrid solution, Study-Call provides the technology to support a school’s lockdown process.

Scroll down to learn more about the Study-Call lockdown features.

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Study-Call Features

Here are some of the features of Study-Call. Download the brochure to see them all.

Study-Call Anonymity Line
Emergency Outcall
Emergency Tannoy
Internal calling

Anonymity Line

Student welfare line with ‘disguised’ voice recording and CLI translation/encryption

Anonymity Line

Emergency call facility for all senior leadership team members, wherever they might be

Emergency Tannoy

Use desk phones or integration with 3 rd party tannoy/paging systems


Use desk phones or integration with 3rd party tannoy/paging systems

Notification Panel
Microsoft Integration
Unified Device Support

Staff Room Voicemail Notification Panel

Shows number of new/outstanding voicemails for teaching staff

Study-Call System Integration (SIMS/WCBS)


Microsoft Integration

Works with Outlook and Skype for Business

Unified Device Support

Desk phones, smartphones, softphones, wireless phones

Wireless Phones
Virtual Teacher
Call Management
Unified Device Support

Wireless Phones

DECT or WiFi for staff mobility

Virtual Users – Teaching Staff

Voicemail and call forwarding facilities for users without a desk phone

Study-Call Management

Call reporting, call recording, live wallboard/dashboard

Unified Device Support

Desk phones, smartphones, softphones, wireless phones

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How MPS can help


Simplify admin, cut costs and make your school more flexible and responsive with our range of telephony services. MPS provides IP telephony and messaging solutions, SIMS integration with your phone network, fixed budget calls and automated absence reporting and message delivery.

More about telephony

Managed IT services

To deliver the best education, schools and colleges need simple, seamless access to information. Get reliable high-speed broadband, essential applications for learning and expert support with our managed IT services.

More about IT services

Cyber security

Robust cyber security is a must-have for schools and colleges. From intuitive content filters and powerful firewalls to network access control, keep students safe from harmful content online and get vital protection for confidential data with our range of rigorous cyber security solutions.

More about cyber security

Networking and connectivity

Support your systems with high-performance data networking and connectivity. MPS Networks can design and implement new or upgraded infrastructure able to handle higher volumes of voice, video and data at greater speeds with no latency, with full lifecycle support for your network.

More about networks & connectivity

Study-Call Lockdown Features

Safety as a Priority

At any school, the safety and well-being of students, staff and visitors is a top priority. We understand that in today’s world, it’s essential to be prepared for any emergency situation. That’s why we recommend the Study-Call platform is deployed as part of a robust lockdown process, to ensure everyone’s safety in case of a threat within or near your school premises.

What is a Lockdown?

A lockdown is a precautionary measure taken to protect a school community from potential dangers such as intruders, natural disasters or other emergencies. During a lockdown, all students and staff are typically secured inside the building and normal activities are temporarily suspended.

When is a Lockdown Initiated?

A lockdown procedure is usually initiated in response to specific situations, including:

Security Threats: If there is a perceived threat inside or near the school.

Criminal Activity Nearby: If there is criminal activity in close proximity to the school.

Natural Disasters: In the event of severe weather or other natural disasters.

What Happens During a Lockdown?

During a lockdown, staff and students follow a well-defined procedure:

Immediate Alert: Using the Study-Call Emergency Tannoy feature, the school’s administration or security team can announce the lockdown over the public address system. A message be sent out using the Study-Call Emergency Outdial feature to all senior leadership team members, wherever they might be.

Securing the Premises: Teachers are advised to lock classroom doors, close blinds or curtains, and gather students away from windows and doors. Lights are typically turned off to create a less visible environment.

Silence and Communication: Students and staff are asked to remain quiet to ensure that any potential threats outside the building are not attracted to our location. Communication is maintained through silent means, such as WhatsApp messages or hand signals.

Accountability: Each classroom typically maintains a list of students, and teachers ensure that all students are accounted for and safe.

Police and Emergency Services: Schools are advised to contact local law enforcement and emergency services to address the situation.

Once the emergency has passed, schools can carefully assess the situation and determine when it is safe to end the lockdown.

Recent projects

King Edward VII School

The School had a number of specialist requirements such as Automated Text Alerts to notify parents of pupil absences or adverse weather conditions, the ability to contact “roaming” staff such as Premises Officers and Lunchtime Supervisors; and an overwhelming variety of constantly changing requirements for contact and voicemail from individual…

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The Busy Bees Group

MPS has been working with the customer since 2003 when it installed a number of small Panasonic telephone systems in Busy Bees nurseries. From a base of fewer than 30 nurseries in 2004, Busy Bees had big growth plans. This posed risks for the Busy Bees IT team around management, control, support and security of voice and data systems and networks,…

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King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School

Safeguarding students is important for every school. This extends to the time spent online in the classroom. The school’s commitment to helping students embrace new technologies means a practical application in the classroom – allowing students to experience these technologies for themselves.

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Frank Wise School

As with any school, Frank Wise School faces tough budgetary constraints. Over 85% of its budget is allocated to staff costs, as they are a special needs school. This means that the school has to be very careful with what it spends.

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