SCHOOLCOMMS: Our new on-line payments system
We implemented a new system for electronic payment via Schoolcomms – ‘School Gateway’ to take the place of Parent Pay. This has run from 1st November 2015. This means that you will be able to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You will also be able to view school meal balances and top them up at any time. Please note that you won’t be able to see your updated balance until the day after payment has been made.
You will also have the option to pay by Instant Bank Transfer. These payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee scheme offered by all the banks and building societies. The transaction fee for the school for this type of payment is less than if you pay by debit/credit card.
We will notify you by text or e-mail when new items, such as school trips, are available for payment on School Gateway. You will also be able to give online consent, where required, for your child to take part in activities.
Aside from saving the school time and money on administration, School Gateway will also make it easier for parents to pay any time 24-7 and reduce the amount of cash being carried by children on school premises.
What you need to do to use the system
Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your e-mail address and mobile number that the school holds on record for you.
- Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message.OR
- Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You will receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.
If you are having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current e-mail and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we will update the details on our system.
Schoolcomms is registered with the data protection act. All information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation. Your details will only be used for the purpose of school business, and you will not receive any SPAM or marketing material.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office on 01689 853798