We are pleased to advise that Abbeyfield School operates a cashless system for the catering service at the school.
So what is Cashless Catering? It is a prepay point of sale (POS) technology that allows transactions with the absence of cash at the time of purchase. It is widely used in canteens,particularly those in schools.
We are sure you will appreciate the advantages this system has as it enables us to deliver a more efficient, faster service and to continue to provide wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable meals at the lowest cost. It also means that students do not have to carry money around with them at school on a daily basis.
Please continue to provide your child with lunch money in cash; as soon as they arrive at school, or at the first opportunity they have, they should load the cash onto the machines provided outside the Refectory; this will then be credited to their account.
Any amount of money can be paid into your account held within the system; money spent on food will be taken out of the system and students can always check by using the revaluation terminal to see the balance remaining.
The school is also able to provide parents with a report detailing each item of food served, each credit made to the system, for any time period and show a current balance.
There is a daily ‘spend limit' programmed into the system of £5.00, this can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request to the school kitchen.The credit machines are programmed to accept £20, £10 and £5 Notes and £2, £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins.
This operates via a biometric system, which allows the students to register an account by means of a finger registration.Whenever they use their account, either to credit, or to spend in the Refectory, they simply register their finger again.
Finger registration will normally take place the first week in September, so for the first week only, it would be good to continue to give your child lunch money to use the Refectory facilities.
Please note that we are no longer able to accept payments by cheque.