Our Story

We started the cashless revolution in schools... and we're still top of the class

How we started

We created the market for school online payments in 2002 when ParentPay was conceived by a working parent and ex-teacher who wanted to help her school make life easier for other parents.

Since that time, we have remained leaders in the cashless revolution in schools, championing progress and introducing innovative and more effective ways for schools to collect and manage parent payments. We’re proud to have removed cash from more schools than any other provider, making them safer places for both staff and pupils.

We were the first proven totally inclusive school payment solution. Working with PayPoint, we support families who do not have access to debit, credit or banking facilities.

How far we've come

As the burden on schools has increased in recent years, we have worked with School Business Managers to help them manage parent debt and cash flow. We’ve listened to parents and introduced low balance reminders that help them control their finances too.

To this day, we remain 100% customer focused. Every new feature developed by ParentPay has been driven by schools and parents.

With a first class team of highly experienced staff supporting our customers, we are the trusted partner for schools, local authorities and caterers.

We’d encourage any schools that are in the early stages of their cashless journey, to engage with us and we’ll support you all the way.

What can we do for you?

Whether you’re an individual school or part of a large academy trust, you can get all the great features ParentPay has to offer.

Find out what the system can do for you, and the service you’ll receive from our dedicated advisors.

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