What is School Gateway?

Our online payment systemClick here to access the School Gateway LoginMake online payments to school via  Instant Bank Transfer, from your mobile phone, tablet or PC anytime of day or night.

(First time setup of the instant bank transfer must be done on the schoolcomms website, thereafter, payments can be made via the mobile app).

You can also view school meal balances and top them up.

Plus you can give online consent, where required, for your child to take part in school trips and other activities. To make things easy, we notify parents of new items for payment by text or email. Aside from saving the school time and money on administration, School Gateway also makes paying for school items easier and more flexible for parents and reduces the amount of cash being carried by children on school premises.

We would encourage you to use it as part of our move towards becoming a cashless school.

School Gateway Help

Not used School Gateway before?

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do.

All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message. *** We’re aiming to get 90% of parents using the app – please help us achieve this *** OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.

Trouble logging in? It may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact 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.

Registration help

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). For more information about PCI-DSS visit their home page.