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Through a parent’s eyes: Reviewing the school meal service

November 09, 2021

Take a step back and view the school meal service through a new lens. It's not often that the school meal service gets looked at from the perspective of the parent. There’s been plenty of studies that have aimed to understand the challenges of the caterer and the school, but together with LACA, ParentPay and Cypad (part of the ParentPay [...]

ParentPay and BBC Children in Need welcome another year of partnership

October 04, 2021

After the success of their partnership, which began in 2019, ParentPay Limited and BBC Children in Need are welcoming another year of collaboration for the charity’s 2021 Appeal. The partnership will continue to support the fundraising efforts of thousands of schools and families across the UK by providing a simple and secure platform for [...]

CMA approves the merger of ParentPay and ESS

July 13, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has unconditionally approved Education Software Solutions’ (ESS) merger with ParentPay. ESS, the leading provider of educational software in the UK whose databases are used in more than 19,000 schools, will become part of the ParentPay Group once the merger is [...]

Are You Ready to Reinvent Your School Payments?

June 02, 2021

Does your school have a good payments system? How about a great one? We know that 83% of UK schools will be cashless in 2 years, so chances are that you’ve migrated your school payments online, or are at least considering it. You’ve done your research, so you know that some cashless payment solutions do much more than just online payments.

How to improve parent activation

May 26, 2021

You’ve signed up to ParentPay, uploaded your pupils, added your bank accounts, set up your trips and payment items, and sent out the activation letters. But what happens when parents aren’t logging in and using the system? You don’t want all of your hard work to go to waste.

Thinking of Going Cashless? How to Secure the Right Payment Solution

May 24, 2021

Cashless payment systems aren’t a new concept in UK schools. For over 10 years, schools across the country have been converting their payments to online systems in what we call the ‘cashless revolution’. From our recent research, we found that 60% of UK schools already have the facility for cashless payments, with 23% saying they are planning [...]

School research shows 83% of schools to be cashless in 2 years

May 18, 2021

A Cashless Revolution The ‘cashless revolution’ is in full force, and there’s no signs of it slowing down. This revolution describes the trend for schools moving away from dealing with physical cash, but instead transferring their payment items online. Whether collecting money for school dinners, trips, clubs, or school uniforms, more and [...]

5 ways that a cashless solution can benefit children

May 10, 2021

Thinking about how you can improve the school experience for the children in your school? Children go through a great deal during their time in school, and it may be part of your role to make it as easy for them as possible. Figuring out the best ways to do this can be a challenge, but with many aspects of school life migrating to digital and [...]