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Parent Pay
PARENT PAY & cashless catering
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The School provides access for parents to make secure online payments for school meals, trips, after-school clubs etc through the ParentPay website.

This well-proven technology brings the opportunity to offer a significantly improved service for receiving the large number of payments made to school, with the following benefits:

  • Secure, single online payment for multiple activities and students
  • Linked with cashless catering in the school restaurant
  • No more need for students to bring large amounts of cash or cheques into school, with the risk of losing them
  • No more queuing for students to pay in cash at the Admin Centre
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online access to your complete payment record
  • More efficient, cost-effective cash-handling at school

Parents of new Year 7 students should receive their account activation letters at the Parents' Induction Morning in June.  Please contact if you require any assistance.


The school restaurant - Take Five - operates on a cashless basis. Some of the advantages of this system are:

  • Significantly reduced queuing times
  • Students do not have to bring cash into school
  • Parents can be confident that money for school meals is being spent for the purpose it was intended
  • School staff are freed from time-consuming banking of large amounts of cash

Students are identified by either a biometric fingerprint or a PIN number. The biometric system works by taking measurements of the fingerprint and storing these as a unique number. The complete fingerprint image is not stored and cannot be re-constructed from the unique numbers.

New Year 7 students will be registered for the system on the first morning of term – if you require a PIN number (rather than using the biometric system), please contact the Business Manager in writing, or by email to

The preferred method for paying for school meals will be online via ParentPay. Alternatively payments can be made by cheque made payable to Colyton Grammar School at the Admin Centre. You can make payments daily, weekly or monthly, as you prefer. There are daily spend limits for breakfast, break and lunch.

See the FAQ sheet for further information:

FAQs - Quick Guide for Parents - ParentPay Powerpoint Presentation