We are pleased to advise that Abbeyfield School operates a cashless system for the catering service at the school.
We are sure you will appreciate the advantages this system has as it enables us to deliver a more efficient, faster service and to continue to provide wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable meals at the lowest cost. It also means that students do not have to carry money around with them at school.
You can either continue to give your child lunch money but once in school they will need to use this to credit their account. Alternatively, you can also pay by cheque, using the cheque box facility outside the Refectory.
Cheques should be made out to ‘AMEY COMMUNITY', and placed into the Post Box provided. Please write the full Name of Student and their Tutor Group on back of the cheque and place in an envelope.
Any amount of money can be paid into your account held within the system, money spent on food will be taken out of the system and you can always check by using the revaluation terminal to see how much you have left.
The school is also able to provide you with a report detailing each item of food served, each credit made to the system, for any time period and show a current balance.
There is a daily ‘spend limit' programmed into the system of £5.00, this can be increased or decreased for an individual pupil by making a written request to the school kitchen.The credit machines are programmed to accept £20, £10 and £5 Notes and £2, £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins.
This operates via a biometric system, which allows the students to register an account by means of a finger registration.Whenever they use their account, either to credit, or to spend in the Refectory, they simply register their finger again.
Finger registration will normally take place the first week in September, so for the first week only, it would be good to continue to give your child lunch money to use the Refectory facilities.