Children First

Sherborn Crescent, Poole, Dorset BH17 8AP

01202 602113

Welcome to

Ad Astra Infant School

Online Payments



Great news, we are going Cashless!
I am pleased to let you know that we have introduced a new parent portal – School Gateway.  This will replace our current portal Tucasi.  We are now asking that all parent/carers pay for all school activities online.  The great news is that you will be able to manage all bookings for your child(ren) via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You can also view and manage chargeable school clubs including Breakfast Club plus homework club, (which is free).   We will also be requesting that you contribute towards trips and visitors via this system.  


What you need to do now
Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app
: If you have an Apple or Android supported smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Apple App Store and Google Play). Once downloaded select ‘New User’, add your email address and mobile telephone number (that the school holds on record) and click ‘Send Pin’.  You will then receive a text with the pin number. The app enables you to pay for school items and book your child(ren) onto school clubs, PLUS you can view messages sent from school.

When installing the app, please ensure you say yes to allow push notifications, otherwise you will not receive notification of any new messages.

 You can pay for items via credit or debit card as well as by Instant Bank Transfer. If you wish to make a payment on the app via Instant Bank Transfer you must first fill in an Instant Bank Transfer mandate on the School Gateway website (


Visit the website: and click on ‘New User’. You will receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to login to School Gateway. We will notify you by text or email when there are new items to pay for, or clubs to book onto.

Can’t activate your account?

If you are having trouble logging in, it may be because the school does not have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school office on 01202 602113 to update the details on our system.

We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for school items and book onto school clubs.  Should you experience any difficulty registering or paying online, please contact the school office who will be happy to assist.