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Here at Sharples School, we are now using ‘MyChildAtSchool’ (MCAS), for the payment of trips and for topping up dinner money.

This gateway lets parents/carers view information about their child in real-time via a web browser or mobile application.

See below for ‘how to top-up my child’s dinner money balance’ and ‘how to book a club or a trip’. More information can be found on our ‘MyChildAtSchool’ (MCAS) page, by clicking here.

How do I top-up my Child’s dinner money balance?

The Dinner Money option is accessible only as a Widget.

The Widget displays the current Credit Balance Summary and gives the option to top-up the Balance

To do this enter the amount in the Deposit Amount box and click the Add to Basket button. The Shopping Basket icon on the top bar will now display that you have 1 item in the Basket, click here to open the Basket and view the contents, the item can be removed by clicking on the x to the right. 

To continue click on the green Checkout bar at the bottom of the page, which will open the Shopping Basket. Here you can click the Continue Shopping button to open the School Shop and add more items. The Clear Basket button will empty the Basket or press the Checkout button to continue and make your payment. 

Enter your Payment Details on the following page, once verified and paid a Confirmation message will be given and the Credit Balance Summary will be updated on the Widget.

How to Book a Club or a Trip?

The Clubs & Trips available for booking will be displayed on the Dashboard.

Selecting a Club or Trip and clicking on it will open the Club/Trip details page where you will then be able to book it. Select the Sessions to be booked and click on the Enrol button. 

A Confirmation message will be given stating how many Sessions have been booked and the overall cost. 


Clicking on the Proceed button will add the Student to the Club with a Negative Balance.

Click the Add to Basket button to make payment for the Sessions


Enter the Amount to be paid and click on the Add to Basket button. This amount will now be added to the Shopping Basket, when finished click on the Shopping Basket option and go to the Checkout to make the payment. Once Checkout has been completed the Student will be added to the Club list. 


The payment method can also be a Fixed payment where all of the Sessions are paid for when one payment and there is no option to pick particular Sessions. In this case the full Amount will be displayed and will be due. 

When the Checkout has been completed a message will be given.