North Ayrshire Council

08/12/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/12/2022 08:36

New School Year – make sure you have set up your online payment account

Posted on 12 Aug 2022

With the summer holidays almost over, parents are being urged to sign up for the cashless payment system in schools across North Ayrshire.

iPayimpact is the payment method used in secondary and primary schools as a simple and secure way to pay for school meals and other school purchases.

Many parents have already signed up for the new iPayimpact system but some are still missing out on the advantages of the system.

For parents of primary school pupils, it means they can see what their child has to eat, and meals can be ordered in advance at home, cutting down on lunchtime queues and food waste.

High school pupils have access to an app as well as being able to pre-order at kiosks in schools, which helps ensure they get what lunchtime meal they want quickly

The iPayimpact system is not only used for paying for school meals but will be used to pay for all school purchases such as trips, events, hoodies and other items.

You can access this through a desktop PC, tablet, or a mobile phone enabling you to review payments, purchase history and current balance anytime, anywhere.

Councillor Scott Davidson, Cabinet Member for Place, said: "The school holidays are almost over and our young people will shortly be going back to the classroom.

"For those who haven't yet signed up to iPayimpact, this is the perfect opportunity, just in time for the new term starting.

"The system has many benefits, including making the lunch service quicker and reducing queuing time for pupils. It also ensures that children get the menu item of their choice.

"The process of signing up is very simple and ensures parents can be in greater control of what their children get for school lunch, as well as making other school payments more efficient."

With pupils from P1 to P5 eligible for free school meals, it means more of our younger pupils have greater access to the nutritious meals being offered in our primary schools which have 'Gold Food for Life Served Here' accreditation from the Soil Association Scotland. The prestigious gold accreditation recognises the Council's continued commitment to making good food the easy choice, championing environmentally sustainable, ethical food options, sourced by local suppliers.

To take advantage of the iPayimpact facility, please visit