Agora Explained

SIMS Agora online payments

SIMS Agora provides a safe, secure and easy way to pay online for school items such as school meals, trips, events, clubs and other school activities.

  • SIMS Agora Allows you make online payments to the school whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Makes it easy to make payments for school items by debit or credit card.
  • Reduces the need for children to carry cash to school.
  • Peace of mind that payments are made safely and securely to the school.
  • You can also merge your accounts if you have more than one child at the school, or from other schools that also use SIMS Agora.

Is SIMS Agora safe – are my payments secure?

    • Yes - SIMS Agora is safe and secure and tested for the highest security.
    • All information on Agora is secure and only accessible by completing several security steps and automated checks.
    • Payments are secure - no card details are ever stored on the system or accessed by the school.
    • Agora is PCI DSS Level 1 certified and uses the highest levels of card payment security & 3D fraud protection measures.
    • You will receive an email receipt for all payments and you can check at any time what and when you have paid the school through Agora.

How do I get started with SIMS Agora?

  • The school will provide an activation letter containing a unique reference for your child – you will need this reference to access
    your child’s account.
  • You will need your child's date of birth.
  • You will also need a Microsoft account - you can use an existing account (e.g. a Hotmail account) or create a new one online – they are free, easy to setup and you can use any valid email address and password.
    If you need a free Microsoft account please go to: https://signup.live.com
  • To access SIMS Agora please go to: www.payyourschool.co.uk
  • Follow the few simple steps to activate your account.
  • You will receive an email to confirm your account has been activated; once you have clicked the link in the email you will be able to make payments for school items straight away.
  • If you have more than one child at the school, you can easily merge their SIMS Agora account into a single combined view – please see the Help section within SIMS Agora on how to do this.
  • For more information about SIMS Agora online payments
    please see the frequently asked questions for parents:
    www.capita-sims.co.uk/agora-parents