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The process for using the system is simple:
The pupil’s account is pre-loaded with funds, using one of the methods below. They then pay for their food using either their PIN (this is the first four digits of their print code) or, if registered, the fingertip recognition scanner at the till. As added security, on entering their PIN or scanning their thumb, their school photograph appears on the till to enable the till operators to confirm the correct account is being charged. The cost of the goods is then taken from the pre-loaded amount and the balance remaining is available for use on their next visit. Pupils can check their balances using the revaluation unit; instructions are on the front of the machine.
There are three ways to top-up accounts:
We have set a maximum daily spend allowance of £5 for all pupils. Should you wish this to be changed please email firstname.lastname@example.org and advise the daily maximum allowance you prefer. This will be strictly adhered to; if pupils try to exceed it they will be refused.
Pupils in receipt of free school meals have a daily allowance of £2.60 and use the PIN or fingertip scanner at the till (as described above) to ‘pay’ for their lunch. Should you wish your child to spend more than £2.60 you can pay the excess by topping up their account, in advance, using one of the payment methods detailed above. Please be aware that the maximum daily spend allowance is set to £5, meaning pupils can use their free school meal allowance and spend a further £2.40 per day from the money you have put on their account. If you wish this to be changed please contact Mr Helbrow. If you do not top-up their account their maximum spend will be capped at £2.60.
If you require further information regarding the cashless catering system please contact Martin Helbrow on 01759 302395 or by email.
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.