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Considering ParentPay? 

Read and download White Papers, Case Studies including input from from Primary, Secondary schools and Local Authorities to find out how ParentPay has been used to meet different needs and help achieve considerable benefits including:

  • A 45% increase in FSM uptake in once school alone
  • £15,000 per annum saved in time that was redirected to higher value tasks
  • A 26% increase in meal uptake across a whole county
  • An increase of £1.6m revenue within 12 months in one Local Authority alone 

Case Studies

Online payments save time in a busy primary

Most schools in the London Borough of Croydon have their meals provided through a contract organised by the council. In order to enhance the sustainability of the meals service and help improve children’s health, the council embarked on a ground-breaking project to remove all dinner money from its schools and record the meal choices made by its pupils. Atwood Primary School was one of the first schools to go cashless in Croydon, taking payments online for all school items.

Tackling Staff Resource pressures in a Secondary School

Theale Green’s Business Manager, Maria Tillett, joined the school four and a half years ago from a background in banking. Surprised by the amount of administrative time that was taken up by collecting money, Maria was certain that a cashless system was the best way forward. Providing a complete solution to the school’s administrative headache, ParentPay stood out as a clear winner in the school’s evaluation.

A truly cashless solution for school meals in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council awarded a new catering contract to Edwards and Ward for165 primary schools across the county. ParentPay was selected as the online payments partner todeliver a truly cashless meal management solution.

Croydon Council’s award winning solution with ParentPay

Most schools in the London Borough of Croydon have their meals provided through a contract organised by the council. In order to enhance the sustainability of the meals service and help improve children’s health, the council embarked on a ground-breaking project to remove all dinner money from its schools and record the meal choices made by its pupils.

The project has increased the uptake of both paid and free school meals, reduced the time spent on dinner money administration by up to 80% and increased the safety of Croydon’s school children. Croydon Council won recognition with the prestigious e-Government National Award for Local e-Government excellence: Take-up & usage growth, in January 2009.

The White Paper - Becoming A 'Fully Cashless' School

This white paper will help schools who are considering going fully cashless with online payment collection (or extending their use of an existing cashless system). It will help staff understand the benefits that can be realised and outline some key factors that schools should consider before procuring a fully cashless online income collection solution.

Cashless Revolution at St John Payne RC Secondary

An income collection revolution is under way. UK schools are now taking significant steps towards becoming ‘fully cashless’ - removing the need for parents to send cash / cheques to school to pay for school dinners, clubs, trips, fees and more.

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