ParentPay Online Payment System
In the autumn 2016 The Halifax Academy introduced ParentPay, which is an online payment system for schools. ParentPay allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips, activities and uniforms. ParentPay accounts can be easily-topped up online by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint stores.
All families have received a letter introducing ParentPay and information was published in the December newsletter, resulting in many parents activating their accounts. If you are a parent or carer who has not yet activated your account, please do so as soon as possible, as the office will no longer accept cash for trips.
How does ParentPay help you?
ParentPay gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like. If you have more than one child at a ParentPay school/s you can add them to a single account, providing one login for all children at ParentPay schools. The system helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to clear and payments for school trips can be made by instalments up to the due date.
How does ParentPay help the academy?
It reduces paper waste, as well as the administrative time spent on banking procedures and the amount of money held on school premises. It helps us improve school-home communication with its integrated email/SMS messaging centre. It allows for easy and quick refunds to be made back to the payment card, which is beneficial for both families and the academy.
How do I get started?
Please refer to your activation letter, which contains the details to enable you to set up your ParentPay account. If you have more than one child at a ParentPay school/s you can add them to a single account, providing one login for all children at ParentPay schools. If you have misplaced your letter or require any further information, please contact Mrs Nadia Calton on 01422 301080.