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9 November 2023
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St John’s CofE Primary School – An OFSM Case Study

St John's CofE Primary School were looking for a system that would help them with identifying free school meal eligibility and more, making OFSM the right choice for them. Since the system provides the school with a singular point of checking, it not only significantly reduced their admin work but also helped them assist those families and pupils who were earlier unable to enjoy the benefits that come with free school meal and pupil premium eligibility.

23 October 2023
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Southborough Primary School

Southborough Primary School wanted to introduce online payments to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into school, which would also save them administration time. Additionally, they were keen to have a system that allowed the payments to link into a school meal package to avoid double entries. The school was able to almost immediately notice the benefits since introducing online payments, with the School Business Manager stating, “The amount of cash and cheques our team has to count, and bank has dropped significantly, which has had a positive impact on staff due to the time this has saved.”

16 October 2023
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ParentPay partner with BBC Children in Need to make school fundraising simple

ParentPay partner with BBC Children in Need to make school fundraising simple. This year, BBC Children in Need are calling on schools across the UK to celebrate the power of positive relationships, and the impact of these relationships in helping to support children and young people throughout the school years.

4 October 2023
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Study of 210,000 parents in England reveals 84% prioritise school meals

3 October 2023
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Get help paying for childcare: How to use tax-free childcare

Thousands of families use Tax-Free Childcare to pay for childcare and receive a 20% government top-up. Learn more about your eligibility for Tax-Free Childcare, how to apply and how to pay your childcare provider.

25 September 2023
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How ParentPay Can Help You Plan Your School Trips

School trips are a valuable way to bring the curriculum to life for students, boost their confidence and broaden their horizons – but there’s no denying that organising those school trips can be a long and difficult task for teachers. Here are a few things to consider when planning your school trip, and how ParentPay’s Trips module can make it so much simpler.

1 September 2023
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Our Lady Immaculate Primary School – An OFSM Case Study

Our Lady Immaculate aimed at reducing the percentage of qualifying pupils missing out on free school meals and pupil premium funding. Identifying an additional child entitled to free school meals each academic year covers the running costs of the school’s initiative and, over six years, could trigger 10s of £1000s in extra pupil premium funding to support vulnerable children. To address this the school decided to use Online Free School Meals (OFSM) to make it easier to identify pupils who would be eligible for free school meals and drive-up applications.

28 August 2023
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Edinburgh Primary School

The Edinburgh SLT decided that removing cash from school by deploying an online payment and debt management system was the clear way forward.

24 August 2023
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Bank Transfer has been renamed One-click payments

To make our payment options easier for parents to understand, we’ve updated the name of Bank Transfer to One-click payments, as it enables parents to checkout in just one click. One-click payments enables parents and guardians to make payments for any school items via ParentPay directly from their bank account, eliminating the need to enter or store card details.

5 August 2023
ParentPay News

St Peter and St Paul CE Primary School

Since using ParentPay to collect income for school meals, the school was able to quickly realise the benefits it brings. Being cashless meant that less time was spent on counting money/banking and rectifying errors since there is no need to write receipts or process any cash.

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