Every joining student will have their fingerprint scanned and entered into a biometrics system that will act as a personalised pin to their account. An email will be issued to every student to allow parents/carers to set up an account on the college’s chosen payment system, ParentPay (https://www.parentpay.com/). This will consist of a username and password that you will need to change. The instructions on how to do this and included in the initial email.
How ParentPay Operates
Throughout the day, students visiting the cafés and restaurants will scan their finger and charge any food or drink items directly to their funded account. This system is fast, efficient and ensures that high volumes of students can access food and drink items in a short space of time.
Parents will have the ability to add funds online to either a catering purse, which can be used in the college’s cafés and restaurant, or to the trips and offers purse that covers all student offsite outings, concerts, revision books and other items. Trips can be ‘purchased’ online and paid either in full or by instalments, to suit the need of individual families.
The ParentPay payment system also allows parents to review spending habits and set up automatic top ups to ensure that a student’s account is managed effectively.