ParentPay

ParentPay is the academy’s online system for making payments to the academy. We encourage all parents to pay for meals, trips and other expenses in this way. It is quick and convenient, and gives you peace of mind that funds have reached us safely. The academy would not prevent a child having a school meal but we can only allow pupils to go overdrawn for one day. After this we would expect parents to either give their child cash to load onto the system in school or alternatively pay via parent pay. To have an overdrawn balance authorised a student must speak directly to their Student Liaison Officer or the attendance team.

ParentPay also offers you the option to view your child’s meal choices, including if they are in receipt of Free School Meals.

What are the benefits to parents and students?

  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
  • The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
  • Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
  • Full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
  • Your children will not have to worry about losing money at school
  • Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS

What are the benefits to our school?

  • You can help us reduce workloads for all staff as no more counting cash, chasing debt and stop cash collection
  • Creates more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the
  • Help to reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure – helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school
  • The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to our

How to get started with ParentPay?

  • Visit ParentPay
  • Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. NB. These are for one-time use only, please choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
    • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
    • Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

If you have any questions or require an activation letter, please contact the Student Finance Office.

For more information, visit www.parentpay.com/parents/what-parentpay-does