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Education payments

ParentPay pilot

What is ParentPay?

ParentPay is a web based application that provides a facility for parents to pay online for school meals, trips, uniform etc.

The system was introduced as a pilot in Education Resources in 2015 in the establishments below.  The Council is proposing to introduce the system to all schools in South Lanarkshire by the end of 2019:

  • Blackwood Primary and Nursery Class
  • Milton Primary
  • St John’s Primary, Blackwood
  • Glassford Primary
  • Wester Overton Primary and Nursery Class
  • Early Learning Unit, Hamilton
  • Lesmahagow High School
  • Strathaven Academy

Why online payments?

Parents will benefit from being able to make online card payments for school trips, school meals, uniforms etc.  using a secure website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Parents can view transactions online and see running balances for larger value payment items e.g. residential trips. 

ParentPay provides an added advantage for parents with children in both primary and secondary school as payments can be made for multiple children in one transaction. 

Parents who wish to continue to use cash will now be able to take advantage of Paypoint facilities in local shops, rather than send their child to school with cash. 

Schools also benefit from using ParentPay in a number of ways including reduced cash handling and banking and improved risk management.

If you would like more information please visit the ParentPay website. 

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