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Sir Thomas Wharton Academy uses an online secure service called ParentPay to pay for Academy trips, music lessons and much more.

What is ParentPay? What are the benefits to parents and students?

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments by debit or credit card 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 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 for future logins).

If you have more than one child at our Academy, 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.

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 receive your activation login details, please visit and activate your account via the 'Account Login' area on the home page of the site.

When you have activated your account, you can make online payments straight away.

What are the benefits to the Academy?

The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to the Academy. You can help us reduce workloads for all staff, creating more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school. Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure - helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises.

Already have a ParentPay account?

If you already have a ParentPay account, either with our Academy or another ParentPay school, you can simply login to that account and add your other children via the 'Add a Child' tab on your home page. You will need the activation username and password to do this.

Parents who do need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.

PayPoint payments are still recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online. The nearest PayPoint stores to the Academy in Edlington are Costcutter, Nisa, Asda and the Co-op Petrol Station. Academy trip and activity information letters or invoices will carry a unique barcode which will allow you to make cash payments at your local PayPoint store.

For further information on ParentPay please see the FAQs below: