Why you should use ParentPay

It’s simple, safe, convenient and your child no longer needs to carry cash into school.

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips and activities, uniforms, music lessons and fees.

You simply top-up your ParentPay account online  by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint stores. Payment by standing order and faster payments will be available soon. Your ParentPay balance can be used immediately to pay for any of your children’s items at any school using ParentPay.


What can I pay for using ParentPay?

Look out for a letter from your school containing activation details,  if you haven’t received one, contact your school to send you one, then follow the instructions in the letter.

Once you are up and running you can:

  • View your balance, top up online with debit or credit card, set up a standing order or faster payment* or pay by cash through PayPoint
  • Get alerted by text or email if your balance gets low or when you have something new you can pay for like a school trip or out of school clubs, lessons or other activities.
  • Request daily spend limits, your school can set a sensible daily limit so your child can only spend what you’re aware of – especially useful in a secondary school canteen.
  • Payments are received safely by the school, meaning you do not have to send your child to school with cash again, money doesn’t get lost and is spent on its intended purpose