Online Payments

We are now able to accept online payments through the East Lothian Council Pay For It webpage. We will send out information to you whenever your child is due to pay for a trip, milk money, nursery snack money, camp money etc.

You can continue to pay using cash or cheque as usual if you prefer this. You can use this system to pay for anything other than SCHOOL MEALS. We will let you know when you can pay for school meals at some point in the future.

How To Do It?

  1. Log on to East Lothian Council’s homepage at
  2. Select either Primary School Payments OR Primary School Milk Payments.
  3. Select Cockenzie Primary School
  4. Fill in the relevant information.

 Important Information

It is very important that you include the additional information to let us know what you are paying for especially if you are using the miscellaneous option.

Transactions must be made before 8.00 a.m. to meet any deadlines for payments.


When your payment has been completed you will be issued with a reference number. This is your record of payment – however you can also request an email confirmation.

Paying for more than one child at the same time

If you are making a lump sum payment for e.g. nursery snack or trips for more than one child, you can do so as long as you name all children individually in the Additional Information box. Please note however, you can only make lump sum payments for the same categories eg trips for more than one child, you cannot mix categories DO NOT try and pay for trips and snack on the same transaction.

It is important that when you are paying for milk you use the Primary School Milk Payments section as the money goes directly to East Lothian Council and not to the school.


If you choose to pay online using a debit card there will be no charge and the charge for using a credit card is 1.9%. This would mean that a payment for an item costing £10 would cost you an additional 19p if you used a credit card but nothing if you were using a debit card.

We hope that having this option will be helpful and should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us in school.

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