Making payments

SIMS Agora gives you a more convenient and flexible way of paying for school items online, with the peace of mind that your payments are made safely and securely to the school.

SIMS Agora Online Payment System

We have gone live from Friday 21 October 2016!! This means that you have a fast and secure way to pay online for The Beacon Folkestone school items such as meals, activities and trips. The system is easy to use and is similar to any online internet purchases.

You can pay online using a debit or credit card so no more cheque writing, cash going missing or forms getting lost. You also don’t have to worry about your child carrying cash into school and can have peace of mind that payments are made safely and securely directly to the school.

Payments can be made online whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – all you need is access to the internet. You are welcome to use a school computer. If needs be, payment can be made through a PayPoint Shop or the Post Office, please contact Julie Vague in the Finance Office for a barcode letter to be issued.

Within SIMS Agora, you can also see exactly how much money has been paid for trips or meals without having to ring the school office, you can also see messages about trips coming up or items needing payment. So even if you use PayPoint or the Post Office, you can still view payments and balances on SIMS Agora. This means you can keep on top of payments and avoid having to find the right change at the last minute. Please note that it takes approximately a day for PayPoint or Post Office payments before SIMS Agora is updated.

And finally, you can also rest assured that the system is highly secure. Your card details are not retained on the system.

Visit the SIMS Agora website for more information.