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A statement from our IT Security team

December 22, 2020

As is being widely reported, SolarWinds recently suffered a security breach, potentially impacting tens of thousands of SolarWinds customers worldwide. As a user of SolarWinds, as soon as ParentPay were made aware of the breach we isolated our systems and launched an immediate and thorough investigation. We have found no evidence to [...]

ParentPay Donates to Food Banks Across the UK

December 15, 2020

After an immensely challenging year which has seen food banks experience record levels of need, the ParentPay Sales team felt compelled to help their local communities in any way they could. Despite the team residing in multiple locations across the UK, it has rallied round to make donations to support local food banks nationwide, as families [...]

Montagu Private Equity to acquire Capita’s ESS business and invest in ParentPay GroupESS to become part of ParentPay Group, subject to approval

December 14, 2020

Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading European private equity firm, today announces it has agreed to acquire the Education Software Solutions business (“ESS”) of Capita plc and has also agreed to invest in ParentPay Group (“ParentPay”), a leading provider of education technology. Following successful completion of both investments, [...]

ParentPay in seventh LSEG 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report

November 03, 2020

ParentPay recognised in seventh edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report Report identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK ParentPay’s inclusion reflects its commitment to providing jobs and driving the economy   ParentPay has been identified as [...]

ParentPay and BBC Children in Need announce partnership extension

October 14, 2020

ParentPay Limited, the UK market leader in online payments for schools, and BBC Children in Need, have announced an extension to their partnership for the charity’s 2020 Appeal. The partnership, which began in 2019, will continue to support the fundraising efforts of thousands of schools and millions of families across the UK, by providing a [...]

A reflection on the academic year so far…

August 05, 2020

“They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it’s in the home, school or anyplace” Malala Yousafzai   As the 19/20 academic year has drawn to a close, with schools around the UK having already finished the summer term, we reflect on a year that has finished in a very different place to where it began. What started as a normal school year [...]

Practical steps to help schools go cashless and paperless 

June 18, 2020

Practical steps to help schools go cashless and paperless  Written by Kate Schroeder Since the Education Act of 1880, which made school compulsory for children aged 5-10, we have never experienced such a sustained disruption to education as Covid-19 has brought to bear. As we begin to emerge from lockdown many aspects are still unclea r . T [...]

Helping schools and parents in challenging times

May 27, 2020

Optimism in the face of adversity A conversation with Mark Brant, recently appointed CEO of ParentPay Group Written by Kate Schroeder As I write this, it seems like a strange time to be starting something new, but that got me thinking: Pretty much everything we knew and took for granted has changed in such a short time and we are adapting to [...]

ParentPay go top of the class for information and payment security

February 13, 2020

ParentPay is one of a handful of suppliers in the education sector to be awarded ISO 27001:2013 compliance certification by assessors accredited by the UK’s National Accreditation Service (UKAS). UKAS has established strict standards and practices to ensure appropriate levels of quality and independence. Matt Jones, Chief Operating Officer at [...]