Many thanks to the parents who have already installed the School Gateway App. Messages sent using School Gateway are much cheaper than text messages, great news for our school budget! If you haven’t done so then please download the app (it’s free). To install the app simply search the store for ‘School Gateway’ or go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple or www.schoolgateway.com/android
The school are now providing parents with the ability to pay for trips, dinner money, after-school clubs, music lessons and more 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.
Where possible, kindly use Debit cards rather than Credit cards. The school currently covers the cost of transactions – which are considerably higher for Credit Cards.
• 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.
SCHOOL GATEWAY IOS / ANDROID APP
Using your smart phone, please download the new School Gateway App. This will save us a significant amount on our text messaging costs and is completely free for you to use. You will receive and can reply to free instant messages on your phone. All your school messages will be in one place. To install the app simply search the store for ‘School Gateway’ or go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple or www.schoolgateway.com/android
Safe and Secure
For peace of mind, payments via Schoolcomms are authenticated with Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode.
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 www.pcisecuritystandards.org