We are pleased to announce that Coombe Dean School uses a Cashless Catering system.
Fast – Convenient – Efficient – Easy!
System benefits include:
Increased speed of service, reducing queueing times
Increased uptake on Free School Meals.
Facility to pay online.
No need to carry cash preventing loss.
Reporting facilities help decrease waste and improve the overall efficiency of the meal service.
As its name suggests, the system removes the use of cash from the food purchasing process. Instead, students pay for their meals at the till by using either their finger/thumb print (Biometrics) or a PIN number to access funds that have been pre-paid in to their own personal account.
Funds can be deposited quickly and conveniently online by parents and carers through School Gateway under 'Payments'.
What do I need to do to get started?
You will need to give online consent to authorise the use of Biometric data. After parental consent has been granted, your child will attend a registration session where they will be required to place their finger on the Biometric Reader three times to obtain a matching template. This will only take a few seconds. If you do not consent to the use of Biometrics, your child will be issued with a unique PIN code instead.
You will be able to access your account to manage online top-ups using ParentPay.
Please click the link below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the system.