Why choose to pay using Bank Transfer?

Depending on the school, one of the payment methods available to you is Bank Transfer.

A Bank Transfer is the easiest and most secure way to pay using School Gateway.

The Bank Transfer set up can either be completed via the School Gateway app or website.

Once the initial set up has been completed, there is no requirement to re-enter bank details each time a payment is processed via School Gateway.


A Bank Transfer is not a Direct Debit.

When a payment is made by Bank Transfer on School Gateway, the payment shows in Schoolcomms straight away, however the payment is not debited from the payers account for 3 to 5 working days after the transaction was made. Initial payments can sometimes take up to 10 working days to clear.

Payments will never be debited from the payer’s account without the payer authorising every individual transaction via their School Gateway account.

The Bank Transfer payment facility is backed by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

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