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?

ParentPay is now live in the following schools:

  • Castlehead High School
  • Gryffe High School
  • Auchenlodment Primary School
  • St Fillan's Primary School
  • Howwood Primary School
  • St James' Primary School, Renfrew
  • St Catherine's Primary School and Nursery
  • Bridge of Weir Primary School and Nursery
  • Bargarran Primary School
  • St John Bosco Primary School and Nursery
  • St Anne's Primary School and Nursery
  • Kilbarchan Primary School
  • Houston Primary School and Nursery
  • Thorn Primary School
  • Trinity High School
  • Wallace Primary School and Nursery
  • Johnstone High School
  • West Primary School and Nursery
  • Lochwinnoch Primary School and Nursery

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 you will receive a letter containing your ParentPay activation details and instructions on how to set up your ParentPay account. If you have more than one child at that school or another ParentPay school you will be able to add them to a single account, providing one login for all children. ParentPay can also be linked to MyAccount - our quick and easy online system putting you in control of your council accounts, wherever you are, whenever you need.