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School Gateway Instructions

Click here to log in to School Gateway

If you have a smartphone, you can help us save money by downloading the ‘School Gateway’ app from your app store. By doing this we can send you app messages (avoiding the cost of texts), and you can send messages back to the academy, for FREE.

Parents are also able to make payments online for school trips, PTFA and School Fund payments, and to top-up student's cashless cards for the school restaurant, using the service provided by School Gateway. It also allows you to view your child's purchase history from the school restaurant. 

Getting started with School Gateway

It’s quick and easy to start using School Gateway. All you need is your e-mail address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. You will need to register for a School Gateway account on the School Gateway website:

Important: You will need to enter the e-mail address and mobile number that we have on record for you. E-mail addresses or mobile numbers not recognised by The High Weald Academy as being contact details associated to your child, will not be able to register for School Gateway. If you need to update your details, please contact the school reception on 01580 712754.

For more information on how to create a School Gateway account and how to use the features available, see the "School Gateway Parents Guide" attachment at the bottom of this page.

What can I use School Gateway for?

When you are logged into the School Gateway system through the website or mobile app, you can access the following features:


  • Send and receive text messages to/from High Weald Academy, for free (smartphone app only).

Lunch Money (Restaurant Cashless Cards top-up)

  • Make and view restaurant card top-ups online
  • View food purchases made using your child's restaurant card (Please note: this functionality is only available when using the School Gateway website, rather than the smartphone app)

Payment Requests (School Trips)

  • When there is money owing to school by you for a school trip, you will be notified by text or e-mail 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. 

PTA and School Fund payments

School Gateway app for Apple iPhone and Android Phones

You can top-up your son/daughter's restaurant card, make payments and receive messages on-the-go, directly from your smartphone via the School Gateway app. Download from your app store by clicking the relevant links below: