Poole Grammar School has operated a cashless catering system since September 2012. The system allows us to continue with the development of the school meal service, and provides us with a more efficient, faster and ultimately better quality of service.
This system incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for pupils to carry cash throughout the day thus reducing the risk of loss. It is also biometric (see FAQ’s) so there is no need for pupils to carry a card as the system will recognise the thumb of your child at the revaluation pay points and at the tills.
The system commenced on 5th September 2012 and as such no cash is accepted at the Till Points.
All students and staff will be given training on how to use the system on induction.
Any amount of money can be paid into a pupil’s account, and any money spent on food & drink will be deducted on a daily basis.
We have two payment options available to you – online payments with ParentPay or coin and note payments at the revaluation pay-point in the school. All payment options are explained within the the FAQ’s attached.
A daily ‘spend limit’ of £5 will be programmed into the system. This can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request, not by email, to the school finance office.
As per current legislation we will be operating an ‘Opt In’ policy. If you choose not to have your child registered on the Biometric System a 4 digit PIN Code will be allocated. Please note that PIN Codes do not have the same level of security and it will be your child’s responsibility to remember the code and keep it secure at all times.