WEST Dunbartonshire Council has announced it has extended its online payment service for parents and carers to pay for school meals and activities.

ParentPay is an online service which allows users to make payments into a secure online account, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From January 21, it was made available at most primary and secondary schools in Clydebank.

The online service removes the need for children to be provided with dinner money and means that pupils will no longer have to carry large sums of cash to pay for school trips and activities.

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Councillor Karen Conaghan, convenor of educational services, said: “This service has been welcomed by parents and carers at the schools it was launched at last year. Parents recognise the online service as a really convenient and secure way to pay for school services.

“Those with more than one child at school, or children at other ParentPay schools, can create a single account that will cover all of them. Not only does this new service remove the stress of searching for school dinner money each day, it also prevents young people carrying large sums of money to school.”

Parents are also able to pay for services via Paypoint.

For more info on the service, please call education services on 01389 737309 or visit parentpay.com.