WisePay has launched a new 24/7 online Holiday Activity Booking and Payment Service, designed to simplify the marketing and management processes for Independent Schools offering extra-curricular courses to both their own pupils and additional students during school holidays. Guaranteed to reduce administration time and costs, this new solution enables parents to view suitable activities and book places online 24/7 for their children’s courses, be that in sport, music or art.
Staff can view on one user-friendly platform all payments and bookings received by activity type and see student registration numbers in real-time, helping them to determine whether or not a course is viable to run. Additionally, all consent and required information can be processed online by WisePay so that all information is in a single place by activity and by student taking part.
Should an activity also require specialist equipment such as wet suits, sports racket hire or similar, a parent can also book and pay for the equipment at the time of the booking. This allows the school to quickly and easily see what equipment is booked out at any point in time so allowing them to manage their assets efficiently.
By linking to the WisePay Communications Hub, for emailing and texting parents, the Holiday Activity Booking and Payment Service can also be used to promote activities to both existing and new parents. Registration can be collected from customers who are then informed when a new activity becomes available or a popular activity is being run in another holiday period in order to maximise future sign ups.
Parents logging in can browse activity information, prices and remaining places and view bookings that they have already made in their online calendar.
Health and safety forms can also be completed online. Parents simply enter their emergency contact details and any existing medical conditions relevant to their child. This gives peace of mind both to parents, who can be assured that the school has followed the procedure to keep children safe. The service can be accessed on tablets and mobiles 24/7, encouraging bookings and generating more revenue for the school.
Sarah Phillips, Managing Director of WisePay, commented: “We designed this service to help independent schools embrace the digital age in the way they process bookings and market their holiday activities. There are huge benefits to taking bookings and payments online, and we have made this service as flexible and user-friendly as possible to help schools take advantage of them and increase their revenue.”