THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Cashless School

On the 1st September 2013 we introduced a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips and events online using a secure service called ParentPay.

Students currently in Years 7 to 11 are involved in the implementation of Cashless Catering, trips and events whereas students in the Sixth Form are only be involved in relation to trips and events.

In September we stopped accepting cash or cheque payments. The school is now a cash-free environment. Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at any local convenience store or supermarket offering PayPoint services.

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.

Every family is issued 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 have 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 listed on the back page.

Please notify the Bursar 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 be charged at £2.50 each. Payment cards take about two weeks to arrive but we can issue a barcode letter as an interim measure.

If you experience any problems with the system please email parentpay2@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk