In October we will be introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals using a secure service called ParentPay. Our cashless catering system will be live at school on 31st October 2016; from this date we will be working towards no longer accepting cash and pupils will only be able to buy food using their online account.
Parents and carers will need to activate their online Parentpay accounts using the individual activation code that is included in this letter on white paper. There is a link to Parentpay on the Home Page of the school website. Once you have activated your child’s account, there are two ways of topping up their account with money to buy food:
Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card
ParentPay offers you the freedom to top up your child’s account 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 available. You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, you can create a single account login for all your children. Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
If you do not wish to make online payments, you can top your child’s account up in local shops and convenience stored which operate a PayPoint facility. PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online
Please notify the Finance Office if you wish to use the PayPoint facility. A plastic card will be issued to you to make cash payments for school meals at local PayPoint stores. The first card is free of charge; however, any lost or damaged cards will be charged at £5 each.