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New online payment system for parents coming soon!

Published on 15/03/16

A new, secure online payment system is being introduced at Orchard School Bristol after Easter, giving parents a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips and activities.

 A new, secure online payment system is being introduced at Orchard School Bristol after Easter, giving parents a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips and activities.
 
ParentPay offers the freedom to make payments 24 hours a day,  seven days a week, from any location, safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available. 
 
Parents will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password. For parents with more than one child at OSB, or at other ParentPay schools, they can create a single account login for all children. 
 
Making a payment is straightforward - payment histories can be tracked and no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once the account has been activated, online payments can be made straight away.
 
Parents wishing to top-up their ParentPay account with cash will be provided with a plastic card, enabling them to make cash payments for school meals and activities at local PayPoint stores. The first card is free of charge; any lost or damaged cards will be charged at £3 each*.  
 
OSB will be working in the long term towards no longer accepting cash and cheque payments, making the school a cash-free environment.  Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
 
These changes will be phased in, and for the time being, OSB will accept cash and cheque payments. An exact date is still to be confirmed as to when ParentPay is being introduced. 
 
*Please notify the school office if you wish to use the PayPoint facitility.