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Cashless Catering

Ulverston Victoria High School, in common with many other schools nationally and locally,  runs a Cashless Catering System.

How it works...

Each student will have their own school meal account. Parents can pay money into a student’s account and the cost of food and drinks will be deducted on a daily basis.

The system incorporates the latest biometric technology (please see Biometric Information on our website) which means that the system will recognise the thumb of your child at the cash top up machines located in school and at the tills in the canteen. All students and staff will be given training on how to use the system.

A daily ‘spend limit’ of £5 will be programmed into the system. This can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request to the School Finance Office.

As per current legislation, we will be applying an ‘Opt In’ policy for biometric data and therefore request that you to complete the attached Biometric Consent Form. If you choose not to have your child registered on the Biometric System, a four digit PIN code will be allocated. Please note that PIN codes do not have the same level of security and it will be your child’s responsibility to remember the code and keep it secure at all times.

Parents are requested to:

  • Set up your ParentPay account for on-line payments, if desired. (Parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 should have received activation letters. Please contact school if this is not the case.)
  • Complete and return the Biometric Consent Form as soon as possible.

We trust that the information on our website about Cashless Catering should answer any questions you may have but if this is not the case a Parents Information Evening is to be held at the school (date to be announced) when the new cashless system will be explained and any further questions answered.