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A CASHLESS SYSTEM USING PARENTPAY
The school uses the ParentPay payment system which enables parents to make secure on-line payments for school meals, trips, afterschool clubs and any other school expenses using their credit or debit card.
This system has been adopted by nearly 4,000 schools in the UK and provides a convenient and flexible way to make payments to the school. By making cashless payments, you are assured that the money has reached the school safely and has been used for the intended purpose.
ACTIVATING YOUR ACCOUNT
During the summer break you will be sent an activation letter which will contain a personal username and password to enable you to login to your account on the ParentPay website. During the activation process you will be guided through changing your username and password to something more memorable; you can also merge your accounts if you have more than one child at the school.
Once your account is activated you will be able to start making payments. By logging in to your account you will be able to view your balance and transactions at any time.
The payment system will be linked direct to the school’s catering department so all daily transactions will appear on your account as they occur. Although the system will not provide a detailed breakdown of individual items purchased, you will see the total deducted for that day.
PAYING FOR SCHOOL MEALS
The school also uses a biometric or finger prints system to pay for school meals. Students simply place their finger on the reader and the appropriate funds will be deducted from their school meals’ account. We will therefore require permission from each parent/carer to obtain their child’s fingerprint.
If you would prefer not to use the biometric system, your child will be issued with a personal dining room card. As they use the card the items purchased will be recorded and the money subtracted from their school meals’ account.
Each student will be responsible for the safe-keeping of the card. If the card is lost or misplaced, they will be required to inform reception immediately, to cancel the card. Students will then be charged £2 for the replacement.