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