School Gateway - Online Payments
We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a new service from Schoolcomms called ‘School Gateway’.
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 our school premises.
Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do. All you need is the email address and mobile number that school holds on your child’s school record for the FIRST named contact. If you are not sure that we have your current email address and mobile phone number on record then please contact the school office and we will update the details on our system.
Due to OBS now being a 'Cashless' school we’re aiming to get 100% of parents using the School Gateway smartphone app - please help us achieve this target
If you have a smartphone, both you and school can save money when you download the ‘School Gateway’ app from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same as the website PLUS by doing this we can send you app messages (avoiding the cost of texts) and you can message us back for FREE.
It’s quick and easy to do. All you need is your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for the FIRST named contact on your child’s school record.
The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:
1. Search for “School Gateway” in your App Store (Android and iPhone) or visit the School Gateway website and use the links from there.
2. Install the app and, if you are asked, then say yes to “allow Push Notifications”.
3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select “New User” and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.
4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
Visit the School Gateway website and click on ‘New User’,and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.
You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.
There is a help guide attached to the home page of the School Gateway website which can be accessed simply by clicking the "Help" link at the top right hand side of the page which you may find useful.
If you are still having trouble logging in, it may be because we don’t have your current email and correct mobile phone number on record or have you as the FIRST named contact for your child. If you are not certain that we have your correct details, then please contact the school office.
We hope that you find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for school items.