Helpful Hints

Designed with existing users in mind, our Helpful Hints will provide advice and ideas on getting the most out of ParentPay creatively!

Go cashless with PayPoint

Encouraging parents to pay online can be difficult if they do not have access to the internet, or do not have credit or debit card. To help the school to go completely cashless, ParentPay offer the option of PayPoint; allowing parents to make cash payments without bringing it into school.  Click here to find out more

Go cashless with new intake

When new pupils join your school, there are a lot of changes for their parents to factor in. Click here for more information on how you can encourage your new parents to make the most of ParentPay.

Top tips for going cashless

Going cashless can take some work and perseverance. We’ve collated some of our top tips to make going cashless easier. Click here to find out more

Tips for Trips

Managing trips can be time consuming. We’ve introduced the new ParentPay Trips Module. Click here to find out the answers to some of the most common questions

More than just school meals

Even if the Caterer, Local Authoriy, or Council have implemented ParentPay at your school for meals, you can still utilise the system for other things. Click here to find out more

Making the most of ParentPay

ParentPay may only have been brought into the school to manage one or two items, but it can be used for so much more. Click here to find out more

Benefits of going cashless

There are so many benefits to going cashless. Click here to read some of them

Savings and opportunities

Find out what oppotunites can arise from using ParentPay, and how using ParentPay can save you money, time, and more. Click here to find out more.

Encouraging parents to use ParentPay

Using ParentPay can change the way parents interact with the school, but getting parents to initially sign up to ParentPay can be tricky. Click here to view some tips and ideas to encourage parents to use the ParentPay system.

Top tips for Communication

The Communication module is free to use for all schools signed up to the ParentPay system. Click here to find out more about getting the most out of it.

Debt management in ParentPay

Managing debt can be time consuming and difficult. Click here to find out how ParentPay can help you.





Helpful Hint 1: Identifying Parents not using ParentPay

Encouraging parents to log into ParentPay and activate their accounts will have immense benefits, make sure you know how to identify those who have not yet registered.  Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 2: Using ParentPay to charge for clubs and wrap-around care

You are able to charge for extended school activities such as Breakfast and After School activities. Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 3: Sending newsletters to parents via email

The ParentPay Communication Centre has everything you need to send out newsletters, notices and information… what’s more, parents’ accounts retain the messages to view at any time. Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 4: No cost texts

Texts to parents that won’t cost schools a penny – it’s true!  Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 5: Set up a mini-uniform shop

If you sell relatively few items why not set up a mini shop in your normal ParentPay system.  Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 6: Accessing FSM Data for your Termly CENSUS

You can use our reporting to collect FSM and UIFSM data for CENSUS. Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 7: Compare parent provided contact details with MIS contacts

You can check the contact details provided by parents to ParentPay with the contact details you have stored in your MIS system. Click here to find out more

Helpful Hint 8: Creating activation letters in Microsoft Word

You can create your own activation letters in Word using a mail merge to import your Parents’ unique activation codes. Click here to find out more