Cashless System

From January 2018, The King’s Academy became a cashless school. This means:

  • ParentPay, the online payments system, will be the default method by which payments are made by parents to the academy, including for school meals, trips and educational resources. ParentPay is used by thousands of schools across the UK and is accessible twenty four hours a day seven days a week from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • The finance office will no longer be able to receive cash payments, nor offer change to students.
  • The cash loading machines which students use to add value to their meals accounts will no longer be able to accept payments. Students will continue to be able to check balances.

All parents have been issued with activation details for their ParentPay account. If you require these details to be sent to you again please contact Mrs Marley in the school office by telephone on 01642 577 577 or by e-mail to Information on how to use ParentPay can be found in the Parents section of the website and at

We recognise that this change may be problematic for a very small number of our families and wish to ensure that they are supported through the change. If this affects you and you have not yet contacted the finance office to discuss alternative options please do so as soon as possible (please select option 4 after dialling the main academy switchboard on 01642 577 577). Parents and/ or carers who have already been in touch will be contacted early in the New Year with details of the agreed arrangements.