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.
- School meals
Find out why over two million parents use ParentPay for school meals.
- Trips, clubs and other items
You can use ParentPay to pay for a whole range of school items and services.
- Staying updated
Get important communications by SMS or email including payment alerts and general school updates.
- Ways you can pay
You can pay securely online or if needed with cash in one of 30,000 PayPoint stores.
How to use ParentPay
If your school is already using or are about to use ParentPay - it's easy to activate an account and start paying your school online.
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