Paying Online Using Schoolcomms

We are trying to encourage as many parents as possible to use Schoolcomms system. There are lots of people that have had questions which we hope to answer below. We would appreciate it if all parents could read the following as it covers many topics.

Online Payments for Dinner Tickets and Before and After School Club

All Payments online
There will be a minimum transaction of £10.00 which will be a credit to your account which you can top up if you require. You will also be able to pay for trips, clubs and swimming etc. next term using this service.

Purchasing Dinner Tickets online
If you do buy dinner tickets online please be aware that there will be a cut off time of 9.00am to order dinners for that day.
The school office won’t be issuing dinner tickets for online orders.
If you have ordered a meal and your child is absent we will carry the credit over.
You can still buy dinner tickets using cash or cheque from the school office, however, we would prefer parents to use the online system please.
After you have made a payment you must then select which days you would like to order your child a school meal. Menus are available on the school web site.

Booking Before and After School Club
There will be a maximum space allocation of 18 children per session.
There will be a cut of time of 12.00 midday for bookings the following day. If you do miss this time call the office and see if there are any spaces: we can book you in manually.
You can also book sessions via the office, via phone or in person.
Sessions Prices for Before and After School Clubs
Before School Club – £5.00
After School Club – £12.00 (£.30-6pm)
After School Club – £14.00 (3-6pm FSU only)
Before and After School Club – £17.00

What you need to do now
Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone).
Visit the website: and click on ‘New User’.
You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to login to School Gateway.
We’ll notify you by text or email when new items are available for payment.
Can’t activate your account?

If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system.

We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for school items.

Using childcare vouchers to pay for before and after school club?
You will need to register your vouchers in the normal way. Then let the school office know.
Using the School Gateway, book the sessions you want and add to basket. Then email to say that you want to use your vouchers to pay for these sessions, and then simply send the vouchers or codes to us.

Please note that online payments are not compulsory for parents: we will still accept cash and cheques in the office for dinner tickets and Before and After School clubs.

Please ask at the office if you need help with School Gateway.


St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167

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