School Gateway 

On-line Payments

Finding the right change or writing a cheque for school dinner money or other items for school can be tiresome and time consuming.  You or your child has to take the payment/s to school and the school office has to count and record it.  At St John's, we offer an on-line payment method which puts you in control.  You can access it at any time, track how much you have paid, what is outstanding and make payments directly to us using Bank Transfer (our preferred method of payment as this saves the school money) , debit or credit card.  Using the Instant Bank Transfer method means the school only pays 16p for the transaction whereas using Credit or Debit cards means we have to pay 32p per transaction. Click here to see the Bank Transfer guide.

 Getting started

You will need to register for a School Gateway account from You will need to enter your email address and mobile number we have on record for you.  

When you have entered your email address and mobile number, select the Send PIN button, a PIN number will be sent to your mobile phone. You can then use this PIN number to log into the School Gateway and view/ make payments.

 Payment requests

When there is money owing to the school by you, we can set up payment requests and you will be notified by text or email that there is a payment request available.  Simply log in using your email address and your PIN number, select the payment request(s) you wish to fulfil and follow the Wizard through to pay.  Please use Bank Transfer where possible as this will help the school save money and only needs setting up once.


You can give your consent for trips on-line from January 2016, saving you the need to fill out permission slips and write notes into school about trips. When a trip is due you will be sent a text or an email to let you know that you need to log in to the school gateway and give your consent, it’s as easy as that.

 You can see a record of the payments that you've made and receipts are sent to your registered email address for all transactions you make. You will be able to see your child’s current meal balance and receive reminders to top up when you are getting low.

 The system removes the need to send money into school with your child, removing the chance of money going astray, making it convenient for you to pay when it suits you, from anywhere at any time of day or night.


Your card details are not visible or stored in the Schoolcomms  system or in the school.

All card information is processed by Barclaycard. You log in using the email address registered with the school and with your PIN number.

Download the App

If you have a smartphone, you can 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.