As you are aware, we have introduced ‘Online Payment System’ for parents/carers within school. This will allow parents to pay online for dinners, trips and school uniform. We shall be trialling the system over the next 12 months.
The company we will be using is called Schoolcomms. We currently use this company for our text messaging service. Your card details and personal information will be encrypted and the service is backed up by Barclaycard who process transactions for some of the biggest companies and governments around the world, so it is very secure.
Parents/carers will have the option to pay online via the School Gateway website or via the smartphone app which can be downloaded free on an Android or IOS device 24/7 and you will be able to view all of your children via one account – even if they are at different schools. School Gateway is the Schoolcomms online parent portal. Parents/carers can view information, respond to school requests, book on to school trips and make payments. All you need to do is log onto the website where you will be sent a text message with your unique PIN. Please follow these instructions:
Go to www.schoolgateway.com
When you visit the School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter your email address and mobile telephone number that you have registered with the school.
The system will send you a PIN code to your phone: please enter this PIN code and your account will be activated for you.
If you change your mobile telephone number or email address, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our records. You may find it more convenient to let us know of any changes in your contact details by completing the contact form on our website.
There will be a minimum payment applied for School Dinner Money only of £10.00; trips and uniform will be as stated. The preferred method of payment through the School Gateway would be ‘Instant Bank Transfer’, however there will be an option to pay by Debit Card. P
lease check carefully when paying to ensure you are transferring money to the correct account, i.e. ‘MAIN ACCOUNT’ for trips and uniform payments and ‘SCHOOL DINNERS’ for payment of children’s meals.
We hope that many of you will take up and enjoy using the new system and if you have any further questions or require any further information then please either visit www.schoolcomms.com or speak to either Mrs Attewell or Mrs Rawson in the school office.