3rd Nov 2021
Parent Pay is an online school payment system where parents can book their child's school dinners, pay for trips, pay for uniform and add funds to their account.
All new starters will be given a log in to access Parent Pay once their child has been admitted onto the school roll, this will give clear instructions on how to activate your account.
Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals and will not need to pay for their school meals but will need to have funds on the account to pay for other activities that take place. Children who are also Free School Meals will not need to pay for school dinners but will also need funds on their account for other activities. Parents are responsible for booking in their child's dinners whether they pay or not.
School dinners cost £2.20 per meal.
Please note: if you do have to pay for your child's meal, please ensure that payment is made within 2 hours of booking it, or the meal booking will automatically be cancelled by the system. To avoid this happening, please try to keep some funds on their account.
If your child is ill or will be absent from school, please cancel your child's meal before 9am on the morning the meal is booked for otherwise a charge may occur.
All school dinners are provided by Chartwells.
Free School Meals
If you think your child could be eligible for free school meals or if you are in receipt of one or more of the eligible criteria as listed here, please complete the form linked under the heading below.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- An income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (please note that you must provide proof of parent/legal carer status if you are making a claim in this way)
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income not exceeding £16,190 - as assessed by HMRC)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you've applied on or after 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Young people who themselves receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance are also entitled to receive FSM