Woodlands School

Our new online payment service

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting payments online for items such as dinner money and school events. Using a secure website called ParentPay, you will be able to pay online using your credit / debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.


What are the benefits to parents & pupils? What are the benefits to our school?
  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7

  • The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind

  • Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint

  • Full payment histories, balance alerts and statements are available to you securely online at anytime


  • You can help us reduce workloads for all staff as no more counting cash, chasing debt and stop cash collection services

  • Creates more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school

  • Improves school security

  • Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure - helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises

  • The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to our school.

How to get started with ParentPay?


We will send you your account activation details. Once you receive these:
Visit www.parentpay.com

Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage

NB. These are for one-time use only, please choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process

Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account - registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders

If you have any questions, please contact the school office. For more information, please visit www.parentpay.com

CyPad will be accessed from your ParentPay account and it will improve the dinner ordering experience by allowing you and your child to select their school meal. 

All accounts need to be up to date in order to order a meal. This includes children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 who have Universal Free School Meals paid for by the Government, and also any children who are entitled to a Free School Meal. 

Click on the link below for a step-by-step guide for ordering school meals:

Parent guide to ordering school meal 

We are able to add your child’s dietary and allergy needs. This will stop you from ordering any food that may contain traces of any foods they should not have. 

If your child is Universal Free School Meals or Free School Meals you will still need to follow through the payment screen, however no payment will be taken from your account.


Children on Packed Lunch


We are also asking parents whose children usually bring their own packed lunch to sign up too, for those odd occasions that packed lunches are forgotten or you want them to have an ad hoc dinner.