ParentPay and School Gateway
We use two cashless online systems for items such as dinner money and visits. These are secure websites/apps called School Gateway (for visits and other items) and ParentPay (for dinner money), where you can pay online using your credit/debit card.
As the school office cannot accept cash, these apps are our preferred method for parents/carers to make payments to the school. Additionally, on ParentPay, parents can track their child’s spending and food choices online.
Students pay for their food using a biometric (fingerprint imaging) system. The fingerprint images cannot be used by any other source for identification purposes. The system uses the image of the finger to create a unique number to identify students. The fingerprint image is then discarded. The unique number cannot be reinterpreted back into a fingerprint image.
What are the benefits to parents/carers and students?
These apps are easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7.
The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind.
Payments can be made by credit/debit card online or also through PayPoint.
Full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at any time.
Your child will not have to worry about losing money at school.
ParentPay allows parents/carers to view their child’s purchases at the canteen.
How do I use ParentPay?
If you are responsible for a student at The Kingsway School, at the start of the academic year you were sent letters with your activation username and password for ParentPay.
When you register for the first time you will use your email address as your username and create a memorable password.
If you already have an account with ParentPay, you can use the activation code to add a child to your account. Look for the Add a child tab once you log in to ParentPay.
Forgotten Password or Username?
If you have forgotten your login username or password for ParentPay, please complete the Forgotten Password form on the ParentPay site.
You will be asked for the email address you use for ParentPay. A new password will be sent immediately, with a reminder of your username.
How do I use School Gateway?
Install the app and, if you are asked, then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”
When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school
The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
If you have any questions about School Gateway, or if you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let the school office know so we can update our records: firstname.lastname@example.org