Financial Information for Parents and Students

 

In this section you will find all of the answers to your queries relating to financial processes here at Health Futures UTC.  Simply select the relevant tab below, where you will find all of the information and guidance that you may need.

 

 

IMPORTANT FINANCE CHANGES FOR STUDENTS / PARENTS

As of 30th April 2018, the cash machine in the school will no longer be of use. Parents / students will need to credit their accounts via ParentPay for all payments. For your information, please see the key dates and deadlines leading up to the cashless process.

ParentPay to Cashless Letter 19th December 2017

 

 

Sandwell Local Authority Education Benefits Team administer all applications for Free School Meals on behalf of Health Futures UTC. For more information, please visit: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200151/education_benefits/2176/free_school_meals

How to apply

If you would like to apply for free school meals, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/forms/form/16/free_school_meals to complete an application online – this is the quickest way of applying
  2.  Alternatively, you can collect a paper application from the reception desk and post to:

Education Benefits and Transport
P.O. Box 16230
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
B69 9EX

What happens next?

Sandwell Local Authority Education Benefits Team will notify you via post if you are eligible. You can contact the team on 0121 569 8186 or 0121 569 8189 to find out the status of your application

Students who are eligible

Successful applicants will receive £3.00 per day, credited to their student card, to spend in the school canteen and café. Lunch costs £2.00 for a main meal and £1 for a dessert. If students are in receipt of Free School Meals and would like to purchase snacks or drinks in addition to their lunch, they will need to make regular deposits on ParentPay to credit their account with the additional funds to cover the cost of this.

 

 

Paying for dinner money, trips and exam costs using ParentPay

At Health Futures UTC, we operate a cashless catering system, whereby all students and staff are issued with an identity card that is linked to the catering account. We use ParentPay as our secure online payment facility and an online account has been created for you so that you may regularly credit your child’s dinner money account.

You can use ParentPay to make credits towards dinner, trips, proms, exam fees etc. If you require login details to ParentPay, please email admin@healthfuturesutc.co.uk

If you have any questions regarding ParentPay, please visit ParentPay’s frequently asked questions at:

https://www.parentpay.com/parent-account-faqs

 For students who need assistance setting up a ParentPay account, please email Mrs Kumari.

ParentPay for new students starting in September 2018

Login details will be posted to parents during the 2018 summer holidays so you may credit your child’s account, ready for their first day at Health Futures UTC.

IMPORTANT FINANCE CHANGES FOR STUDENTS / PARENTS

As of 30th April 2018, the cash machine in the school will no longer be of use. Parents / students will need to credit their accounts via ParentPay for all payments. For your information, please see the key dates and deadlines leading up to the cashless process.

11th December 2017

Letters and emails will be sent to parents explaining the changes

Students will be notified via email and assemblies going forward to remind them of the process

28th February 2018

This will be the last date students can collect their ParentPay logins from the school. Parents can also request for these to be emailed / posted to them. If you wish to order a PayPoint card, please do so before this date

31st March 2018

Deadline to visit Mrs Kumari in general office to setup ParentPay

30th April 2018

The school will be going completely cashless from this point forward. All students will need to pay through ParentPay as no payments will be accepted via the cash machine in school

 

 

The 16 – 18 Photocard application and Unique Validation Code

This is a scheme that enables 16-18 year old students to purchase a 16-18 photocard, entitling them to travel on public transport at ‘child fare’ rates. Students DO NOT have to be eligible for, or in receipt of, a travel pass subsidy from Health Futures UTC to apply for this card. It is available to all 16-18 year old students through Network West Midlands.

You will need to be on roll at Health Futures UTC, and will need to collect a Unique Validation Code from our reception desk, before applying on the website below:

https://16-18.networkwestmidlands.com/ssp/tfwm16-18/index.shtml