We use the School Money service to enable parents to pay online for their child’s meals, trip, music lessons, revision guides etc.

We are a cashless school. We are not in a position to accept cash or cheque payments in school. This affects payment for meals, music lessons, school trips and visits, sketch books/revision guides etc. Instead parents need to use School Money which is a secure online payment system or a PayPoint facility at local stores such as the Coop.

New to School Money?

When your child starts at the academy, you will automatically be registered for a School Money account. The log on and password details will be emailed to the address entered on your child’s admission form. This is a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password; you will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your Username and Password for future logins.

 Already have a School Money account?

If you already have a School Money account, you can simply login to that account and add your other children via the Add a Child tab on your home page.

If you have two or more children at a School Money school, you only need to activate one account to create your ‘main account’ and then add your other children via the Add a Child tab on your home page.

Keeping track of your payments

School Money holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

Those parents who are unable to pay online should contact our Data Team or Finance Office to request a unique barcode reference in order to make payments at a participating PayPoint. Payments made via PayPoint take up to 4 working days to reach your child’s account. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need assistance. Your support in using School Money will help the school enormously, thank you.

What happens if I do not use School Money or PayPoint?

Our Food Hall are completely cashless and are not equipped to handle cash payments. It is therefore crucial that you register and use cashless catering not only for food purchases but for trips and visits and other purchases through school. We request that your child does not carry cash with them in the academy.

Students without money on their cashless catering accounts will not be able to purchase food or drink from the premises. Instead they will need to bring a packed lunch and appropriate refreshment.

Does this affect free school meals?

Students eligible for free school meals will be able to spend up to the daily allowance and anything bought over this allowance will be charged to your child’s cashless catering account. Parents will be able to top up their child’s account through School Money or PayPoint. Parents will also be able to pay for trips and visits or other purchases through the School Money account.

To log in to your School Money account please click here to go to the log in page.

If you would like to speak to someone at school about School Money, please contact the Data Team via email at data@westbourne.attrust.org.uk or telephone (01473) 466115.

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