ParentPay at Sacred Heart Primary School
Sacred Heart is a cash and cheque free school. This means no cash or cheques are accepted in the school office.
Our online payment system, ParentPay, allows all parents to make payments for school meals, trips and other activities via a secure online website. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments by debit card whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest Internet security available. Clicking on the logo above will take you straight to Parentpay.
Offering advice to the Department for Education and government agencies, ParentPay is recognised as the leading expert in this sector. ParentPay provide services to over 2,000 schools across 165 local authorities.
ParentPay have also developed a mobile app enabling parents with smartphones or tablets to quickly see dinner money balances, top-up their children’s accounts, view and pay for school items and receive alerts and communications from school. Furthermore, they have also announced a couple of key new features to be implemented during the academic year:
- Scheduled Payments – allows the school to configure automated payment schedules for trips and events
- Automated Payments – parents can select auto top-up of accounts based on the balance or a specific frequency which is ideal for automating dinner money top-ups or regular payments like music lessons.
Please note that this is now our only form of payment and the School Office will not accept any cash or cheques without prior agreement. Please contact the Office if you have a valid reason for not using this method of payment.
School Meal Bookings
All parents are required to book and pay for meals in advance via the Booking System on ParentPay. You will be able to pre-book as many weeks in advance as you would like to (this includes children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who receive free meals as the kitchen needs to know numbers – you will not incur a charge at the end of the booking process). Meals must be booked and paid for by Saturday at midnight the weekend before the menu commences. You can also amend or cancel your meals if you need to ahead of the deadline. If you do not follow this procedure and we do not receive a ParentPay booking for your child, they will automatically be registered in our system as having a packed lunch from home.
Instructions on how to use the booking system can be viewed here – Meal Booking Instructions
ParentPay Payment/Arrears Policy