Cashless Catering System
Cashless Catering System
We operate a cashless system in our Dining Room which means that pupils cannot pay with cash at the tills. Instead students load credit onto their accounts, and then when they have made their food choices in the Dining Room, the tills deduct the total cost from their account balance.
How to load Credit onto Your Child’s Dinner Account:
Our dinner money payment service is provided by ParentPay You will receive an invitation to sign-up to the service when your child starts at Loreto, please contact the school if you believe you are not registered or wish to check registration details.
Managing your Account:
The student’s balance is not allowed to go overdrawn. The maximum spend per day is set at £4, but this can be changed on request from Parents/Carers if they are concerned that their child is spending too much at once. You can see what your child is buying in the Dining Room by checking your account.
Free School Meals (FSM)
The system works exactly the same for all pupils so that Students entitled to FSM are not made to stand out in any way. Each lunchtime, the till system will automatically credit the student’s account with the price of a Free School Meal; any unused amount will be cleared at the end of the day. Students entitled to FSM can also top up their account with additional funds so that they can make purchases at mid-morning break or spend more than the FSM entitlement.
In order to use the Biometric Cashless Catering System we need the consent of a Parent/Carer. You can email your consent to email@example.com
If you do not wish your child to use the biometric system, please contact the school office and we will provide a card so that your child can use the Dining Room. Please note, the first card is issued free but there is a charge of £10 for replacement cards.
When your child leaves Loreto High, or if you wish to opt out of the Biometric System at any point, his/her biometric data will be permanently deleted.
If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact the school.
For the sake of clarity, biometric information is information about someone’s physical or behavioural characteristics that can be used to identify them. There are many possible biometrics, including for example, a digital photograph, fingerprint, or hand shapes. As part of our identity management systems, we will record a biometric measurement taken from a finger, but not a fingerprint image. The information is stored in a highly secure database and will only be used by the school to confirm who is using a range of services.