Payment methods

Payments can be made for school meals, clubs, uniforms, fees and other activities.

Most parents prefer the convenience of online payments using a debit or credit card, but parents who wish to pay by cash may be able to do so through PayPoint.

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    You can top up your ParentPay account online using any major debit or credit card including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express.

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    If you need to pay in cash - you can do so through PayPoint in over 30,000 stores across the UK. Just ask your school for more information.

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    Use faster payments from your internet banking service, or use a standing order for regular payments to keep your ParentPay account topped-up.

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    Select automated payments to keep meal balances updated and ensure you don't miss payment installment dates for school trips.

Online payments

    You can top up your ParentPay account online using any major debit or credit card including Visa, Mastercard/Maestro and American Express.

Cash payment through PayPoint

Not everyone can pay online, so if you want to pay cash, you can easily do so at one of over 30,000 PayPoint stores.

It's simple - just ask your your school to issue you with a PayPoint Card or unique barcode letter for school meals, trips or other items.

You can then use this to top up using cash or cheque and the balance is loaded to your ParentPay account.


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