To reduce the amount of money held on school premises, ParentPay is our online payment service and the preferred method of payment for items such as dinner money and school trips. Using a secure website you are able to pay online using your credit/debit card.
ParentPay is easy to use and offers the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like. When your child joins Northallerton School & Sixth Form College you will be issued with a unique username and password which you will be prompted to change upon initial login.
If you have more than one child at our school, or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create a single account login for all your children. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
Northallerton School & Sixth Form College operates a cashless catering system which means that it is not possible for students to pay for their break time snacks or lunches at the tills using cash. Payments for meals can all be made online using ParentPay or using the PayPoint facility. If you would prefer to continue to pay for school meals in cash, students can pay money into their account using the revaluation machine in school.
To search for your nearest PayPoint centre, please visit https://consumer.paypoint.com/ and enter your postcode.
Paypoint payments* are recorded alongside online payments in ParentPay and account balances can be checked online in exactly the same way (*please allow up to 36 hours for your payment to be credited via the PayPoint network).
For further information on managing your cashless catering account, please visit Parents FAQs.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
I AM ENTITLED TO A FREE MEAL, HOW DOES IT WORK?
Students in receipt of free school meals are given an allocation of £2.40 per day, which cannot be carried over, ie if it is not spent on a particular day, it effectively disappears. £2.40 is the price of a Meal Deal which incorporates a selected hot main course and dessert. Students can only use their daily allocation at lunch time. A daily limit can be set up on individual accounts to prevent overspending. Please contact the school if this is something you would like to consider. Parents can top up their child’s account to ensure there is a buffer in the event that a child wants to spend more than £2.40 each day or purchase a snack at break time, or of course, a snack could be sent in from home for break time.
SCHOOL TRIPS AND VISITS
ParentPay has the added benefit of allowing parents/carers to pay securely for any trips or activities organised by the school. This system ensures that students do not need to carry money with them, parents/carers have an accurate record of any monies paid, and the school does not need to collect or hold large sums of cash. For those activities/ visits with an associated cost, consent without the accompanying payment will not enable your son/daughter to be considered for the activity/visit. This is especially important for oversubscribed activities/visits. If payment is unable to be made by the activity/ visit deadline, then parents/ carers should contact the school in advance of the closing date to discuss alternative arrangements.
Payments for items such as lettings, meals, examination fees or trips can be made by external customers or visiting students using the following link. Please ensure that you give a full description of the item that you are paying for, along with your name or the name of the student.
Refunds/repayments will only be made to the original payer.