Cashless System for School Meals

School Meals: A new cashless system

As part of our work to make school catering Covid-Secure, from the start of the new term in September, our school will operate a cashless system for payment of school meals. This system will ensure all our students are able to pay for school meals safely without the risks associated with handling cash. Cash will no longer be taken to pay for school meals, but our new cashless system will offer you and your child a range of ways to pay onsite or online.

Online for September

To ensure our catering services are ready for the reopening of schools in September we’ll need to enrol all students onto this new cashless system. To give you the ability to pay online, if required. We’ll be creating accounts with ParentPay. This online payment system is quick and easy to set up. It’ll keep you informed about your child’s purchases, the balance on their account, and when to top-up.

Free school meals students

Our new cashless system is designed to work the same for all students regardless of free school meal entitlement. Students who are entitled to free school meals will not be highlighted at the till. All student accounts are accessed at the tills using exactly the same manner regardless of their entitlement.

 

What data will we hold?

If you choose to pay through ParentPay, they will hold details of your email address and your child’s name, year group and class. The system will also record if a student is eligible for free school meals. All your data will be handled according to the General Data Protection Regulations and North Tyneside Council’s rigorous standards for data handling.

Next Steps

You will receive a ParentPay activation letter in the next couple of weeks. Please follow the instructions and activate your account before the 1st September. Both the school and the council appreciate your cooperation on this matter to ensure the continuation of staff and student safety.

For further information please go to: https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/131/school-meals