How it Works
Ulverston Victoria High School, in common with many other schools nationally and locally, operates a Cashless Catering System. Cashless means students do not pay with cash at the till in the canteen. Instead the value of purchases made is deducted from each student’s lunch account.
Cashless Catering works in conjunction with our on-line platform, ParentPay, which allows parents to make top up payments to the lunch account as well as for trips, events and other school activities.
How it works...
Each student has their own lunch account. Parents can pay money into a student’s lunch account on-line via ParentPay (students can top up their lunch account with cash at any of the three cash machines located in school) and the cost of each canteen purchase will be deducted from the lunch account at the till.
The system incorporates the latest biometric technology (please see Biometric Information on our website) which means that the system will recognise your child’s unique thumb or finger at the tills in the canteen and at the cash top up machines. 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 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. All parents will be issued with a ParentPay activation letter. Please contact school if you have difficulty setting up your account or if you have not received an activation letter.
- 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 please do not hesitate to contact the School Finance Office.