We have now implemented an online payment system which allows parents to pay for school dinners, trips, swimming, uniform etc securely 24 hours a day online. This prevents the need for children being responsible for bringing cash into school and reduces the amount of cash stored on school premises.
Our system is SIMs AGORA
WHAT IS SIMS AGORA?
It is an online payment system which will allow parents/carers to make payments to the school online, securely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
WHY HAVE WE CHOSEN TO IMPLEMENT IT?
We have responded to feedback from our parents who have requested the facility to be able to pay for school activities, meals, uniform etc online. We carried out a survey on this app, earlier this year and over 95% of parents who responded, wanted to see an online payment system implemented.
WHAT WILL WE USE IT FOR?
It will be used to pay for school meals, school trips, school events, charity non-uniform days, swimming, uniform, book bags etc.
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
It will reduce the amount of cash we hold in school and reduce the need for children to be responsible for bringing cash into school. It will prevent money going missing and getting lost and also means parents have constant access to their account to see what they have paid and what they owe.
DO ALL PARENTS NEED TO SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT?
Yes this is vitally important. Even if you believe there is nothing immediate that you think you will need to pay, you still need to activate your account before the code expires in early November
WILL WE STILL ACCEPT CASH?
In the short term we will still be accepting cash, but the aim is to move towards being a cashless school as much as possible in the future, but we will keep you updated about that, but we would encourage you to use the new system as much as possible.
I AM HAVING TROUBLE SETTING UP?
If you need help in setting up, please come and speak to us in the office and we can help.