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Park House School

Cashless System

Park House School is a cashless school. We use ParentPay which some of you will be familiar with as many Primary Schools use it. 

In order to ensure maximum efficiency in taking payment for food and reducing queues we have a cashless system which operates using biometrics as the payment method at the tills. This is a similar system to that used by many of today’s mobile phones. 

Instead of paying by cash your child will simply place their finger in the scanner and their identification will be verified. The information held is not a fingerprint. Please see the additional information on the Biometric Information consent form (available at the bottom of this page) explaining the system in more detail. Upon verification monies will be taken from their Parentpay account. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals their daily allocation will automatically be credited to their account each day. 

If you do not wish your child’s biometric information to be processed by us (or your child objects to such processing) we can issue them with a pin number which is verified with your child’s name and photo at the canteen.  Any money you have paid into your child’s online canteen account and any Free School Meal allocation will be automatically credited to this pin number. 

Could you please complete the online Biometric information consent form (indicating your preference for either biometrics or a pin number as a means of making payments at school. 

If you are the parent of a new student to the school, we are in the process of adding your child's account to PHS for you to activate as soon as possible. You will be issued with login details and an activation code enabling you to access your account via the website

Once the account is activated you will be able to do the following;

  • Top up canteen balances (you are also able to view what your child has purchased to eat).
  • Pay for trip and visits (including the Year 7 residential)
  • Purchase revision guides
  • Pay for additional music lessons 

If you experience any problems with Parentpay, or haven't received the letter with your activation codes, please contact the school's IT Services at : 

You can also consult the guides at the bottom of this page.

If you have queries related to the finance side of it, please email Mr Pittock :