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My Aberdeenshire – Online School Payments

Online e-payments for school meals and other online purchases.

Aberdeenshire Council uses a secure and easy way of making payments to your Child’s Academy for school meals, practical subject recoveries and more. There is no upper limit to the amount you can add to your child’s account and if you wish, you can provide sufficient funds for weeks or even months in advance.

If your child is eligible for free school meals, the system will recognise this and automatically allow meal purchases.

All users will be required to access the system using “myaccount” which has been set up by The Scottish Government as a simple approach to accessing public services. It allows parents/carers to access online services whilst ensuring their details are secure.

To sign up for and begin using the system, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1:

Visit the Aberdeenshire Council website at and choose “Pay” from the list of online services, then select “School Payments”.


Step 2:

If you already have a myaccount, click on the sign-In logo above then move to step 4, if you do not have a myaccount choose “Register” then “Create New Account”. (Please note if you have an NEC card you can use this for a quick registration process).


You will be asked to add your name, Date of Birth, email address and home address, and you will be asked to create a username. You can use your email address if you wish.

Following this step you can complete further information or bypass this and “Complete registration”.


Step 3:

You will be sent a temporary password to the email address you provided, follow the instructions in the email by clicking on the link and entering the temporary password. You will then be asked to provide a permanent password. On your first time logging into myaccount you will be asked to share your details, this will allow you to use the same login with future council services. Once you are signed in, you will be directed to school payments system.


Step 4:

If you already use online payments for your child’s school meals, your child should already be linked.   If you are a brand new customer, please choose “Link Childs Account” and enter your child’s Link Key number. (Contact the Academy if you do not have this code).

You can then opt to ‘link further children’ and use further codes to link additional children.



Making Payments: Once logged into the School Payments System, go to the homepage and add items you wish to pay for to your basket. When you proceed to checkout you will be taken to the Aberdeenshire Council Payment Gateway where you can enter your debit or credit card details securely. Please note a 2% fee is applied for credit cards. A receipt will be emailed to your nominated account.




A video guide to the registration process is available online at and is also available to view on our school catering webpages. Should you have any queries or issues with registering for this system please contact our helpline on 03456 08 12 02.