From 1 September 2019, Winterhill School will go cashless. This means that all money for trips and other school items must be paid using our e-payment method, Parentpay. This can be done online using ParentPay’s very secure website or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. There will also be the facility to put money onto your child’s dinner money account.
All students have been given a letter to bring home with individual user names and passwords to set up ParentPay. If you have not received a letter please contact the finance office for a copy to be issued.
Any student can continue to bring cash in just for the dinner machines, but everything else, from 1 September, will be via Parentpay.
Already have a ParentPay Account?
If you already have a ParentPay account, either with our school or another ParentPay school, you can simply login to that account and add your other children via the Add a child tab on your home page. You will need the activation username and password below to do this.
New to ParentPay?
You have a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password; you will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your Username and Password for future logins.
If you have two or more children at a ParentPay school, you only need to activate one account to create your “main account” and then add your other children via the Add a child tab on your home page
Please visit www.parentpay.com and activate your account via the Account login area on the home page of the site with the details you have been sent in a letter.
ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
Those parents wishing to pay cash should contact the Finance Office to request the option of paying via PayPoint.
WHAT IS PAYPOINT?
PayPoint is a system which allows parents to make cash payments at their local shop which saves school staff having to count, bank,and reconcile the money.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A unique barcode is generated within the ParentPay system, and is then given to the parents in the form of a letter which can be taken to their local shop, where they make a cash payment at the till. This feeds through to the school’s ParentPay system within approximately 48 hours. Each barcode is unique to each child, and each payment item or trip. This means a new barcoded letter would need to be produced for each item or trip the child is assigned to. Parents with more than one child, will require separate barcoded letters or PayPoint cards for each child.
WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?
PayPoint can be used to make payments for any item on the ParentPay system such as trips, clubs, or school meals. There is a tick box on the payment item that will enable the system to generate the barcodes. All trips created in the new Trips Module are automatically PayPoint enabled.