As you are aware, all schools are moving to a cashless system. This is because the previous system is being withdrawn by the Local Authority. As a result, we have investigated the best possible system for our school.
Starting Monday 3rd November we will be introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs and much more online, using a secure service called ParentPay.
ParentPay will be live at school on Monday 3rd November; from this date we will be working towards no longer accepting cash and cheque payments, making the school a cash-free environment. Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments 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.
You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create a single account login for all your children.
Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you’ve activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online. The nearest PayPoint stores to school are:
2-5 Holly Parade High Street, Feltham
Middlesex, TW13 4HT
236 Bedfont Lane, Feltham
Middlesex, TW14 9NW
252 Bedfont Lane, Feltham
Middlesex, TW14 9NU
Distance: 0.54 miles
3 High Street, Feltham
Middlesex, TW13 4DX
Distance: 0.54 miles
Parkfield Mini Market
6-7 Parkfield Parade High Street, Feltham
Middlesex, TW13 4HJ
Please notify the Finance Officer if you wish to use the PayPoint facility. A plastic card will be issued to you to make cash payments for school meals at local PayPoint stores. The first card is free of charge; however, any lost or damaged cards will incur a charge. Payment cards take about two weeks to arrive but we can issue a barcode letter as an interim measure.
Trip and activity information letters will carry a unique barcode which will allow you to make cash payments at your local PayPoint store.
We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school and reduce the workload on our staff. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.
For your information
Each parent at our school is able to pay for School Meals and Breakfast Club. This doesn't mean you have to.
Breakfast Club is available for any child to attend so each account has the facility to pay for it.
If you are intitled to Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals (Years Reception, 1 and 2), you will not need to pay for school meals on ParentPay but it will still give you the option to do so as you may need to pay during your child's time at Edward Pauling Primary School.
Any questions please see Miss Collier at the school office.
ParentPay Update - January 2015
Please be aware that we will be communicating via Email and Text Message through ParentPay from the 1st February 2015.
Can you make sure you are logged into ParentPay.
If you have any queries please speak to Miss Gray or Miss Collier at the School Office.