We operate a cashless catering system, which provides us with an efficient, fast and ultimately better quality of service.
The cashless system operates using a biometric reader whereby an individual account is created for each student, using their thumb or finger as a means of identification. Please be assured that this information remains within the school and that the biometric information taken is an algorithm and not an actual finger print and is only compatible with the Cashless System. The advantage of this system means that there is no need for students to carry a card as the system recognises their thumb or finger at the tills and eliminates the need for students to bring cash to school.
Parents can add money on to their child's catering account using Parent Pay. Minimum daily top-up via ParentPay is £5.00 (reduced from £10.00 to help families manage their finances). Parents can of course make larger payments if they prefer.
There is a default maximum spend for each child of £5.00 per day. Should you wish to increase or decrease this amount please contact our Finance Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, who can facilitate this for you.
Please note should your child not have sufficient funds on their catering account to make a purchase Aspens do not offer an overdraft facility. Should this situation arise your child will always be provided with something to eat at lunchtime that day. The cost of this will be taken out of their account once it has been topped up via Parent Pay.