ParentMail Communications & Payments
Communicating with parents and carers is an important part of what we do.
We want to ensure you’re getting up-to-date information about activities, events and school news. The online payment facility in ParentMail also ensures secure and efficient transactions for dinners, trips and more.
We use an online system called ParentMail, a service that over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs have now adopted.
Guidance notes for parents can be found in the sections below.
Free ParentMail App
If you have a smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the free ParentMail App:
School Dinner Money
The office updates the system with your child’s school meals on a Monday & Friday morning, so your account balance will be accurate by lunchtime on those days.
Your child’s account MUST BE IN CREDIT in advance of when they will want a school lunch – so ideally please check and top-up the account at the weekend.
If your child has school lunches, and your balance has dropped to £0 or below, we will usually send a reminder to top-up, but please don’t wait for us to have to remind you, as it is parents’ responsibility to keep the account in credit.
Trips, chargeable School Clubs, Nursery Lunch Club or Guitar lessons
For Trips you will also be sent a ParentMail Form which you MUST respond to, giving permission and indicating how you will pay.
If there is a charge for the trip/club/guitar lessons, as long as you have your notifications set correctly, you should receive a notification to tell you the item is in the Payments section of ParentMail for you to pay.
Items in the ‘Shop’ section
There are a few items that we keep in stock, which parents can order and pay for in the Shop section of the Payments system. The office will fulfil your order and the item will be given to your child to bring home.
To make sure you get notifications that you have a new email or form, or if there is a payment item or your child’s dinner account is in arrears, you will need to ensure your notification settings are correct in ParentMail.
General InfoAs a cashless school office parents need to pay electronically using credit or debit cards. If you are unable to make payments online you can speak to the office.
If you’re experiencing problems with your ParentMail account, get help here.
ParentMail is a secure site and your information will be protected by their high level security – for more information please see their website. Your bank statement will display either our school name or ParentMail, dependent on your payment method.