Cashless Gateacre

Following the successful introduction of our cashless payment system for the purchase of all meals and snacks in school we now have a secure online payment portal to provide an alternative way of crediting money to the system.

Students will still be able to use the automatic cash revaluation machines to top up their accounts but parents/carers will also be able to credit money directly to an account using credit/debit cards via our ParentPay system. It is hoped that this will be useful, especially when paying larger amounts for trips, visits, events and additional lessons etc.

To make payments online, parents/carers need to set up their own personal account. Please click here to access the ParentPay payment portal and to set up an account.

Click here to download a guide to our online payments system.

Having problems topping up online?

If you are having problems with your ParentPay account, please contact our Finance Department on 0151 363 1111.

Making payments for school using PayPoint stores

You can make payments for school in cash by visiting any store displaying the yellow and purple PayPoint sign. 

To find out where you can pay please click here enter your full post code to receive a list of your nearest stores.

Free Bus Pass

If you are eligible for Free School Meals you may also be entitled to a Free Bus Pass check the link here to complete the appropriate form.

16-19 Bursary Fund

Get help to pay for essential education-related costs if you’re 16 to 19 and in further education or training.

The Bursary Fund can help pay for costs like, equipment you might need for your course, lunch and transport to and from your school or college.

You could get a bursary of £1,200 a year if you’re:

  • In care or a care leaver.
  • Claiming Income Support.
  • Disabled and getting Employment and Support Allowance, and Disability Living Allowance.

If you aren’t in one of these groups, you could still get a bursary depending on your personal circumstances. Click here for further information.