Useful Apps/Systems

School Gateway

We use School Gateway, a software application (app) to support engagement with our parents and carers.

It’s the central hub of information about Haughton Academy. Our communications, newsletters, reports, timetables, attendance figures, and club bookings go through School Gateway. We currently still use Parent Pay for payments (see below).

You can download the app for free. Just search School Gateway in your App Store and download it.

Login details will be automatically generated using the contact information we already hold for you. Please make sure the details you provide us are correct. You can check and change your details by contacting Mr G Watson (Data Manager) at or by telephone 01325254000.

Class Charts

Class Charts is a software application (app) which allows parents and carers to track their child’s behaviour, view attendance records and access scheduled detentions updates from the school.

If you have more than one child at Haughton Academy, you can access Class Charts information about your children, from a single-parent account.

We will provide you with a code to set up your Class Charts parent account. If you do not receive a code, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s form tutor.

You should go to to register and activate your account.

For more information, you can read the Class Charts for Parents Guide.

Parent Pay

ParentPay – our current online payment service

From 15th May 2023 we will no longer accept cash payments in school for items such as dinner money, school trips and uniform purchases. The school have moved to am online payments only system, ParentPay. This is a secure website-based payment system on which you can use your credit / debit card or make cash payments at PayPoint stores to top up your account. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.

How to get started with ParentPay?

To access the system, you will be sent your account activation details. Once you receive these:

  • Visit
  • Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage
    (These are for one-time use only, please choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process)
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

If you do not have log in details to create an account in ParentPay, please contact pupil reception or the school office, all detail can be found here: Contact Us  and we will be able to provide you with your details.

If you require any further assistance with help logging in, adding a child to your current ParentPay account or any other help, please see the ParentPay website, for useful videos for help.


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