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Catering

A ‘cashless cafeteria‘ operated by Chartwells Catering provides hot and cold meals and snacks before school, at break time and lunchtime. Students have access to the canteen for breakfast, breaktime and lunchtime with a wide range of meals and snacks available. There is also a Kiosk service at breaktime and lunchtime for snacks and ‘light-bites’. Sixth formers have a dedicated coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee and items such as paninis and sandwiches.

The cashless system can be topped up before school, at break or lunchtime. Full details of the system are issued to all parents of new students. Students may bring a packed lunch. These are to be eaten in the indoor or outdoor dining areas. Details about the provision of free school meals are available from Julia Shaw, School Manager.

The cashless catering system uses a fingerprint image to creates a mathematical algorithm. The fingerprint is then discarded, leaving the numerical code behind, and this cannot be re-interpreted back into a fingerprint. This enables students to put cash onto their ‘finger‘ to pay for school meals.

We recommend using ParentPay, which enables parents/carers to transfer funds onto the child ‘s finger via the internet. Each parent/carer has a uniqiue user ID and password that can be used to access Parent Pay at

Parent Pay also allows access to information about how your child has spent the funds, so this can be used to determine exactly what food your child has been buying at the school catering outlets.

If you have any questions about school meals or Parent Pay then please contact Julia Shaw, School Manager.