ParentPay and Resources Shop

St John’s secure online payment system for meals, trips, and lockers is managed by ParentPay.

The Resources Shop is where you can purchase resources without the need for a St John’s ParentPay account. The range of items available in the shop will very over time, so keep an eye out to see what appears.

Use the buttons below to access ParentPay (to pay for trips, lockers, and to add funds to student lunch accounts) and the Resources Shop (to pay online for revision guides, exams results services/resit fees and out of catchment bus deposits etc.) Certain items will only be available at their applicable times.

More information is available in our FAQ section below, and on the ParentPay website. If you have any other questions, contact Mrs S  Woodburn  (01672) 519567


Resources Shop

Parent Pay Instructions


You should receive your personal activation letter containing a username and password for each child to enable you to access your ParentPay accounts, prior to their starting at St John’s. Once you have activated your account you will be able to make online payments immediately. If you have not received an activation letter before your child starts at St John’s please contact Mrs Woodburn.

ParentPay instructions

With parental consent students are biometrically registered so that they can use their thumbs, or fingers to make the payment from their ParentPay account to the Canteen. If parental consent is not given for biometric registration the student is issued with a PIN instead. See our Catering webpage for more information.

Catering webpage

ParentPay allows you to see what your child has purchased for lunch and at break times. The site offers a secure and encrypted payment site accessible from any computer, tablet, or mobile device with internet access. You can check the payment history to see all payments whether made online via ParentPay, or by cash and cheque to St John’s.

If you have more than one child at St John’s, have had a ParentPay account at a previous school, or have children with ParentPay accounts elsewhere you are able to link them all together so you have access to all accounts via one login.

If you have more than one child linked to the account, each child has their own page so you do not have long lists to plough through to find the right item for the right child.

Payment for items can be made by adding them to your basket and paying by card as for any other online purchase. This is the preferred method of payment via ParentPay.

Payment can also be made via bank transfer; the transfer happens at the end of the day and is for the total amount spent using this payment method in that day. Bank transfer payments can be rejected, so funds are not guaranteed received until the payment has cleared which can take several days.

Parent Account is a central holding area on your ParentPay account to which funds can be loaded and then allocated to the item(s) that you wish to pay. Loaded funds will need to be allocated to the items for payment by choosing the Parent Account as the payment method when paying for an item, until the money is allocated it will not be visible to St John’s. Loaded funds can sit in your Parent Account until you are ready to spend them.

Parent Account will therefore help with budgeting for the larger trips as funds can be loaded when available and stored until you need to transfer them. No interest is paid on amounts sitting in the Parent Account. All ParentPay refunds are made to the Parent Account from where you can reallocate them or withdraw the funds back to the payment card.

If you do not have a bank account, or access to the internet you can request a PayPoint card. A PayPoint card will allow you to allow you to make cash payments for lunch money at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo.

Every student is expected to provide the basic items of equipment for every lesson, much of which may be purchased in the library, including our recommended calculator:

  • Black, blue and green pen
  • Pencils (HB)
  • Set of colouring pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Set of felt tip pens
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • 30 cm transparent ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Scientific calculator
  • Headphones (not wireless) for Music lessons
  • Dictionary
  • Reading Book

Students are also expected to bring the required ingredients for Food Technology lessons in order to make the recipes provided.

Note: ParentPay and Shop links open in a new tab.