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FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 WE ARE CASHLESS SCHOOL - Schoolcomms/School Gateway will not be in use after Friday 20th July 2018.


Gatehouse School is now providing parents with the ability to pay for school items online.

This means you can pay whenever it’s convenient for you, without having to find the exact change, or having to send a cheque into school.

You can also give permission for trips online, saving you the need to fill out permission slips.



Simply activate your registration and then log in.  For registration help please go to:



  • See the payment requests for all your children on one screen, including those from other schools that use Schoolcomms.
  • Choose which payments to settle and use a debit or credit card.
  • Track your payment history and items still outstanding.

                          Safe and Secure                   


For peace of mind, payments via Schoolcomms are authenticated with Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode. CI-DSS Standards

 Schoolcomms Payments uses a payment processor to process debit/credit card details. The payment processor is certified by Trustwave against the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v1.2 (PCIDSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.For added security, Schoolcomms doesn’t store any card details (card number, expiry date, security number).More information about PCIDSS visit


Coming soon: Online payments to school with ParentPay!  Going Live Monday 23rd July 2018.


Before the end of summer term 2018, we will be introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs and much more online, using a secure service called ParentPay. We will not be using the school gateway system for our payments however we will still continue to use the schoolcomms gateway app for texting and emailing.  On the app will be a link to parent pay.


We will advise you of the date when ParentPay will be live at the school, before the end of term.


Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card


ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.


You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, or children at another ParentPay school, you can create one single account login for all your children regardless of which school they attend.


Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.


Making payment by cash or cheque


We will continue to accept cash and cheque payments in school as a very last resort. Please make cheques out for the correct amount and make payable to The First Federation Trust. Cash and cheque payments are also recorded in your ParentPay online account, giving you a record of all payments you have made to school regardless of which method you use.


We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to continuing being a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.


You will receive your unique ParentPay Account activation details before the end of term, PARENTPAY will be live and up and running on Monday 23rd July 2018.