Park Lane Academy

‘We aspire to be the best at everything we do’

NEW Cashless Payment System


Dear Parent/Guardian

Introducing sQuid online payments
I would like to update you on an exciting new service that we are about to launch at the school, called sQuid. sQuid is a convenient and secure way for you to pay for your child’s catering, school trips, clubs and other offers online.

Helping our school go cashless
Reducing the amount of cash we have to handle at school is a real benefit to us as it eliminates having to count and bank cash, which is extremely costly. It also benefits the students as they will spend less time queuing and more time playing, and no longer have to carry cash to school with the risk of it getting lost or stolen.

You will soon be sent a letter with your child’s sQuid registration details
This is a 16 digit registration number and 3 digit security code that you should register on the sQuid website. If you have more than one child at the school, they will each be issued with their own registration number. Simply follow the instructions set out in the letter to create your online sQuid account and register your child.

Once you have created a sQuid account for your child, you will also be able to manage their account online at any time to:

  • Top up their account from your bank account, credit or debit card
  • Enable Auto top up so that they never run out of funds
  • Check their account balance
  • View their transactions

We are planning to phase this system in so initially it will be for payments of trips after February half-term followed by school meals after Easter.  It would be helpful if you could download the app and activate your account once you receive the registration letter in readiness.
We will of course keep you informed and provide support on how this will work.
We thank you for your anticipated support in using sQuid.
Yours sincerely

Paula Oldroyd
School Business Manager