Renfrewshire Council


ParentPay is a secure online payment system that will replace cash payments in Renfrewshire schools by summer 2020. With ParentPay, parents and carers will be able to pay for their child's school meals, trips, events and activities online using a debit or credit card.

When will it be introduced?

Parent Pay will go live in six schools in January 2019 (Castlehead High School, Gryffe High School, Auchenlodment Primary School, St Fillan's Primary School, Howwood Primary School and St James' Primary School, Renfrew). 

What are the benefits? 

  • It's quick and simple to use. That means no more searching for loose change before the school run.
  • It's secure. The system protects your details and means children no longer need to carry cash to school.
  • It works. Over 8,500 schools across the country already use ParentPay successfully.
  • It's informative. You can keep track of your spending to make budgeting easier and monitor your child's eating habits.
  • It's for everyone. All parents and carers will be able to access ParentPay to see their child's account and you can choose to top up offline too, by making a payment at your local PayPoint.

How do I get started?

When your child's school is ready we will send you an activation letter containing your ParentPay activation details and instructions on how to set up your ParentPay account. If you have more than one child at school or at another ParentPay school you will be able to add them to a single account, providing one login for all children.

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