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Welcome to the Arnold Hill Academy Online Payments Systems

The systems we use allow parents to make online payments for school dinners, trips, events and other resources. Both systems are very easy to use and have been designed to give you the freedom to make payments, securely by debit or credit card, at your convenience. This means students no longer have to bring cash into school. With the exception of American Express, Arnold Hill accepts all major debit and credit cards. All card payments are secure and adhere to the highest level of compliance under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs K Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the School Finance Office on 0115 9554804.

Cashless Catering

At Arnold Hill we use sQuid for the payment of school dinners. sQuid is a cashless catering system that allows parents to top up their child's dinner money account online. Students are then able to buy food in the school canteen using the money in their account. The system is secure, convenient and lets parents know that dinner money has been spent as they intended. All new parents are sent a letter that includes details of how to register. If the letter gets lost, parents can contact the school office for registration details. More information, including a user guide is avaible from their website https://www.squidcard.com/support/parents.

If at any point you need to request a refund on your child's account, please get in touch with sQuid. Neither Arnold Hill Academy, nor our catering partners, have access to the funds within your child's catering purse and are therefore unable to action any refund. 

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School Trips and Other Payments

Scopay is being introduced to allow you to make payments for trips, revision guides, music tuition and other resources.

Scopay is a secure online payments system and will be the new method of paying for trips, revision guides, music tuition and making any other payments to Arnold Hill Academy. 

Each user will be sent a letter containing a unique link code along with instructions on how to create an account on the Scopay website. This site is specific to the school and utilises Worldpay to ensure that any transaction is safe and secure.  If you have more than one child at Arnold Hill Academy there is no need to create multiple accounts as a further code will be provided so that all siblings can be linked to the existing account.

If you have already been sent your link code then please go to Scopay and follow the instructions in your letter to create an account or make a payment. If you require a link code for your child please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the academy on 0115 9554804. More information, including a user guide is available from the Scopay website.

Your card statement will show a payment has been made to Arnold Hill Academy.

Please note Arnold Hill Academy does not accept American Express credit cards