Parents & Carers


How do I know what food and drink my son or daughter is buying?  

You may call the number below or send an e-mail and Chartwells can supply you with what your son/daughter is buying daily.  Please supply an address as the report will be sent out in the post.

What if I am entitled to Free School Meals?

If your child is entitled to free school meals, this will go onto our system automatically.  The system works exactly the same as for paid meals, but the money is automatically credited every day and no one can tell if you have free school meals or not.

How much should I pay?

You should decide how far ahead you would wish to make the credit (a week or two, a month, or the full term).  Obviously, you will choose how frequently you make the payment.  We suggest a rate of about £10.00-£12.00 per week.  If you decide to buy credit for the whole term, the recommended sum would be about £150.00.

How do I pay?

Payments should be made using the ParentPay system.  Log in at  If you don´t have access to the internet, don´t worry.  Our office manager, Mrs Everstead will advise you on alternatives if you contact her on the main school number. 

What are the advantages of a cashless system?

For students, it reduces the risk of cash related bullying, reduces queuing time and increases dining and social time and enables anonymity for free meal students.  For parents, it enhances your control over the spending of ´dinner money´, ensuring cash is spent at school, on lunch!  It also helps ensure students take their free meal entitlement as they are not seen to be paying any differently to anyone else and it can be used to manage a dietary or medically related issue.


The Catering Manager, Gary Shearer

Tel: 01423 705037


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