Our catering contractor, Chartwells, provides our school meals at Ashton Park and a condition of their contract with us was to update our existing cashless system and integrate it with ParentPay. This means you can now pay for your child’s meals online, at a time which is convenient to you.
The biometric system is better for everyone involved with catering at school:
- Pupils will not have to remember to bring cash (unless to credit their account)
- Queuing time is reduced
- Less cash brought to school
- Nothing that can be taken – money or card and used by another student.
Students and staff will purchase their lunch and snacks by placing their index finger on the Biometric Reader which triggers payment from their online account. School catering accounts can be easily topped up using ParentPay, at a shop offering PayPoint or with cash at a loader in school. Students who qualify for Free School Meals may also use the biometric system to receive their lunch.