At St Damian’s we offer a cashless system for payment services i.e. catering and school visits/trips. This provides an alternative method of payment for parents who wish to use the internet. I am sure you will appreciate the advantages this system offers you. The system will enable us to deliver a more efficient, faster service whilst offering you three different methods of payment.
Parent Pay and School Meals Service
For your convenience and to assist in the administration of the service the payment ‘top up’ methods available are cheques, ParentPay or cash (at the revaluation terminal points).
Parent Pay – You will also be able to add credit to your child’s account online via Parent Pay (which can also be used for paying for other activities such asschool trips).
There are still other payment methods you can use such as:
- Cheques should be made out to ‘Carillion Service plc’, and placed into the box provided in the school Reception. It is important that you write the full Name of Pupil and Class reference on back of cheque and place in an envelope. Please be aware that this method of payment will not provide an instant credit to your child’s account. It will be dependent on the frequency the box is emptied and processed by the catering team.
- Cash should you wish your child to continue to bring ‘dinner money’ into school, the facility for accepting cash payments for the day or a number of days will, of course, always be available. However, all cash will have to be entered into the system prior to purchasing a lunch, by using the automatic cash revaluation terminals: pupils cannot be used to buy food directly at the dinner counters. These machines are programmed to accept notes and coins (not 5p, 2p or 1p). Please note that no cash can be accepted at the food counter ‘Till Point’.
The amount of money you ‘top up’ will be added your child’s lunch account and money spent on food will deducted from the system. Pupils can always check their balance by using the revaluation terminals . We are also able to provide you 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 also a daily ‘spend limit’ programmed into the system of five pounds, this can be increased or decreased for an individual pupil by making a written request to me.
Parent Pay and School Trips and other activities
These will be added to the Parent Pay website at various times. Your child will receive a letter explaining the process as and when it is required. We will still have other forms of payment i.e. Cheque: made payable to St Damian’s RC Science College, and cash.
How to Sign Up to Parent Pay
For all new pupils an ‘Activation Letter’ to sign up to Parent Pay will be sent home once your child has registered at school. For further information on ParentPay click on the links below or contact Mrs A Ogden, Business Manager.