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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Parent Pay


The cashless catering payment system is a more convenient way to pay for school meals online using a secure service called ParentPay. ParentPay lets you make online payments to school or pay cash at local PayPoint stores. 

Benefits to cashless catering and paying online include:

  1. A daily spend limit of £5.00 will be put on your child’s account to ensure that they only spend an appropriate amount each day
  2. Money put onto the card can only be used for buying food from the canteen
  3. You can top up the account at anytime from anywhere you can access the internet
  4. It provides a considerably quicker service and reduces queues in the canteen
  5. Anonymity if your daughter is entitled to free school meals. If your daughter is entitled to this then her account will automatically be issued a free school meal value each day
  6. As there is no value stored on the card (it’s held electronically) should your child lose the card it can be replaced with no loss of money. There will be a charge of £2.00 for a replacement card if applicable


How to Activate your account?

To activate your account you will need a unique activation code. The school will send you an activation letter. If you have not recieved one please contact the school office.

  • Go to
  • Click 'activate' in the box on the top right corner of the home page
  • Scroll down and enter your activation codes 1 and 2 
  • Confirm your personal details
  • Register an email address
  • Choose your new login details


Additional Payment Options

You have the option of topping-up the account via a PayPoint payment at your nearest PayPoint store. Your nearest store can be found by visiting If you wish to pay using this method we will need to produce a card for you. The college will provide you with your first paypoint card free of charge. In the event that this card is lost there will be a £1.50 charge for its replacement. Please email with your name and daughters name stating that you wish to pay using paypoint.


Free School Meals Claim Form


All Free School Meal recipients will continue to have their card topped-up automatically.