ParentPay and Cashless Catering were both launched at Ulverston Victoria High School in the Summer of 2016. Thank you for all your support to help make these new systems run as smoothly as possible. Particularly for our new September Y7 students and Sixth Form entrants and for those of you who would like a reminder, we have summarised below what ParentPay and Cashless Catering are all about. All parents may be interested to know how to set free e-mail low balance lunch alerts…………….
ParentPay is the on-line payment portal introduced by the school in 2016. Many parents find ParentPay on-line the most convenient method to pay for school meals, trips, visits and other activities. Parents can also monitor students’ break and lunchtime spending and dietary intake via ParentPay.
School strongly recommends that you set up your ParentPay account as soon as possible as it will be very useful during your child’s secondary school career. You should have received an activation letter to enable you to set up your ParentPay account. If you have not yet received your activation letter or need help setting up your account, please or email or contact the School Finance Office 01229-483906.
Some of you may already have students at UVHS. ParentPay allows you to add children to your existing account so you can monitor all your children under one account.
Did you know you can set free low balance e-mail alerts within ParentPay to notify when if your child’s lunch account balance drops below a certain level?
Simply login to you ParentPay account and go to the Communication tab at the top of the page and select Change Alert Settings. You can then set the low balance threshold. E-mail alerts are free but text alerts require parents to top up their text balance.
Students can always check their own balances using the cash validation machines.
Cashless means cashless at the point of sale and that no cash can be accepted at the tills in the school canteen. Each student has a lunch account which can be topped up by any of the three methods listed below. When students use the canteen, the cost of the purchase is deducted from the student’s lunch account.
Parents have three top up options:
a) On-line payment via your ParentPay account (see above).
b) Coin and note payments by students using any of the three cash validation machines in school.
c) Cheque payment made to “UVHS”.
Cashless Catering and ParentPay will enable you to monitor your child’s spending activity and dietary intake.
The school has a set daily spending limit of £5 per account. Parent can request alternative spending limits by email
To get the best out of Cashless Catering, we recommend that students have a biometric scan as this is the most secure method of topping up with cash, checking balances and paying at the tills. A biometric scan requires parental consent. Consent forms may be obtained via our website Biometric Consent Form
If your child has allergies or food intolerance, Cashless Catering can help by restricting menu options which contain specific allergens. Please ensure that the school is notified of any food allergies so your child’s records can be updated.
Free School Meal students will be given a daily allowance via their lunch account. Information about eligibility for Free School Meals may be obtained on-line at Free School Meals
School Angel works with lots of big shopping brands in the UK which have agreed to donate a portion of the profit, they normally make on your shopping if you use the School Angel website to visit their shop. You are guaranteed to only pay exactly the same price, for whatever you buy, but UVHS will also receive a donation.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900