WisePay

wisepay.jpgThe School has been operating an online payment system since November to help decrease the amount of cash/cheques that your son or daughter needs to bring into school. The System is operated by WisePay; this Company has worked very successfully both with schools and industry for several years. Its parent company, Cavendish Communication Project Limited, has been developing, implementing and operating online payment and finance systems for over 20 years.

The System provides an integrated service which will make it easier for you to pay online for trips, dinner money, uniform, music lessons etc.

Access to the Wisepay site is via the School’s Website; just click on the WisePay icon on the Parents’ Page.

The screens are very ‘user friendly’ and should be self explanatory.

Advantages of the system:

• You will be able to review the payment history of a trip.

• Smartcard System - parents can instantly review their child’s balance and the last ten purchases of food, made through the tills in the Canteen, with their cards.

• Uniform – uniform bought online the previous evening can be collected from Pupil Reception at 8.30am the following morning (apart from holiday time).

No card details are ever stored on the system, so neither the School nor WisePay could ever find the card numbers used.

The School has a bank account for trips and uniform that is separate from the County Council account.

Therefore:

• any payments for trips and uniform can be made together.

• any Meal Transactions, Shop Manager, Music and Exam fees can be paid together.

Unfortunately, the System will not allow to ‘mix and match’ payment so you will not be able, for example, to buy an item of uniform and put money on your child’s Smartcard.

The System is proving popular with parents; if you have not received a copy of your child’s login and password please contact the School Office.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the School.