Parent Pay: advance notice that the temporary overdraft facility of £2.50 on Parent Pay is ceasing in September 2021. Please be assured that no child will ever be denied food or drink if they have no credit in their account but unless we are informed in advance of any extenuating circumstances, if there is no credit on an account then it is the pastoral team who will sign off the meal and then contact parents/carers to alert them and arrange payment.
Parents and carers can manage their account by setting up email alerts via Parent Pay to know when the account is running low and needs topping up and daily spend limits can be set up simply by contacting our Finance team in school.
To mitigate against cross-contamination, there will no longer be a centralised canteen service until next academic year at the earliest. Instead, each Year Group zone will have its own food cart at break 1 only which is from 11-11.30.
Lunch (in the form of a ‘grab bag’) will be provided for students who are eligible for Free School Meals.
As most students will be bringing Food with them, and to minimise queues, there will only be a reduced menu available from the Food cart, including packaged sandwiches and baguettes, pre-packed cheese and tomato pizza slice, tomato pasta pots, fruit, cookie/muffins, water (including flavoured varieties). Parent pay can be used to add credit to your account for limited snacks, staff will enter debits for any sales. (Fingerprint recognition cannot be used until further notice).
The Cart Menu is subject to availability and change.
Students will eat in their designated Year Zones to minimise any risk of cross-contamination.