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Online payments to school with ParentPay
At Meltham CE School we use an online payment system where parents/carers are able to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs, school milk and much more online.  This secure service is called ParentPay

Once your child joins our school we will create an online ParentPay account for you. 

Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username (verified email address) and password.  If you have more than one child at our school, you can merge their accounts to create one login for all your children.  You can also merge the account with any older siblings at high schools who also use ParentPay.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; card details can be stored but this is optional. Once you’ve activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

Using PayPoint
If you do not have access to a computer you can still make payments via PayPoint.  PayPoint is a facility located in various shops where you can make payments to your ParentPay account using a credit/debit card or cash. 

School trip and activity information letters provided by the school carry a unique barcode which will be scanned by the shop’s checkout operator.

PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online. The nearest PayPoint stores to school are The Co-Op, Holmfirth Road, Meltham and Helme Convenience Stores, Helme Lane, Helme but you may use any shop displaying the PayPoint logo.

You will receive your unique ParentPay Account activation details within five days of your child starting school.
For further information on ParentPay please visit

Keep your details up to date
With the introduction of a text messaging service, it's vital that your details are correct in ParentPay.  You can check and update your details by clicking on 'edit your profile' in the top right corner, then select 'phones & emails' from the left hand column:

Balance Alerts
Did you know you can opt in to receive automated email or text alerts from your ParentPay account to advise you when your child's school meal balance reaches a specified level? Why not set it to alert you when your balance falls below £10 to ensure there are always enough funds to cover your child's meals. Go to Edit Your Profile, Alert Settings at

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