Getting set up

Here at John Rankin we provide online payment, booking, ordering and information sharing solutions.


Please take a look at our Welcome Booklet for further information



Cashless payments and consent

We use Scopay to make online payments and give consent with a debit or credit card any time 24-7, via smartphone app or website. To make things easy, we notify parents of new items for payment by email.

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy, we will send you an activation link once your child starts at the school.

We recommend downloading the Scopay App available on android and apple, in preparation for starting with us. You can also visit their website

Parents' evening

Online booking system to meet with your child’s teacher.

To ensure our parents’ evenings run smoothly we use an online booking solution. This lets you book appointments via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Visit for Infant appointments and for Junior appointments.

You’ll receive an email to verify your booking.

Google Classroom and Home Learning

This is used to share work with the children, connecting our learners from school, from home or on the go.

For more information about getting set up, please read our Google Classroom setup guide.


Happy, healthy children are the foundation of any successful school.

ISS Catering

School Lunch ordering and Payments

Learners of all ages need refuelling during the day and our caterers make sure there is plenty of delicious, home-cooked food ready for eating at lunchtime. Serving freshly prepared, healthy food which tastes great and sourced using quality British and local produce ingredients wherever possible.

Every child in the Infant School is entitled to receive a free school lunch so there is no charge for their meal.

At the Junior School, the lunches cost £2.63 per meal.

More information is available in their brochure or you can visit their website and search for John Rankin Schools.


ISS successfully caters for children with allergies and intolerances. If your child has a diagnosed allergy, please complete the dietary requirement form.

Alternatively, when you set up an account on the ISS website you are able to message them directly with any queries.

Please note that we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.

Infant school milk

Nursery and Reception children under the age of 5 are entitled to receive free school milk, and we use Coolmilk to provide this service. For more information and to register online please go to the Coolmilk website. Coolmilk also provides milk to over 5's at a subsidised cost. Once your child turns 5, you can choose whether or not to continue with the scheme.

Infant school fruit and vegetables

As part of the national School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, all children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free fruit or vegetable every day. In Nursery and Reception, the children self-select fruit or vegetable from the snack table and sit together with friends to eat it. Children in Year 1 and 2 have their fruit/vegetable at break time and sit and eat it outside in the playground.

Medication in school

If your child needs medication administered during school hours, please complete the form and return to the school office.  All medication must be in its original packaging with the child's name on it. 

Medication in school form

Special diets

If your child has an allergy and you wish them to have school meals, please complete and return the form to the school office.

Special diet form

The information you need, all in one place

Term time absence

Headteachers are only able to grant a leave of absence during term time in exceptional circumstances.  If you feel this applies, please read West Berkshire's Holidays in Term Time - A Guide for Parents before submitting a request to the relevant school(s) using the form. You are advised not to make any booking before ascertaining if the proposed holiday has been authorised.

Term time absence form  (printable version)

Medication in school

If your child needs medication administered during school hours, please complete this form and return to the school office. All medication must be in its original packaging with the child's name on it.

Medication Form  (printable version)

Asthma NHS action plan

Allergy NHS action plan

Wrap around care

We offer breakfast and after school club to extend the school day. However, due to very high demand, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our waiting lists.

Nursery, Infant and Junior Registration

When joining John Rankin you will be asked to complete an online registration form. 

Infant and Junior Registration form

Nursery, Infant and Junior Registration

If you would like to register your interest for a place at our Nursery, please complete the following form and return to us.

Nursery registration of interest form

Swimming Ability form

Sun Cream Application Consent form (Nursery)

Charging and Remissions Policy Declaration form (Nursery)