At The Hayfield School we operate a Cashless Catering system.
A daily spend limit of £5 is automatically set for all students. Parents and carers may request a higher or lower limit by writing to the Finance Manager at the school address.
In line with current legislation, we operate an ‘opt in’ policy for the biometric system. If you choose not to have your child registered on the biometric system, a 4 digit PIN code will have been allocated.
For students in receipt of Free School Meals, the amount equivalent to a daily meal will be allocated to your child’s account each day.
Alongside the cashless catering system, we have introduced a more convenient way to pay for trips and much more online, using a secure on line service called ParentPay.
ParentPay has been live at school since September 2016; from this date we began the process of no longer accepting cash and cheque payments for meals, trips, events and educational supplies. The Hayfield School is now a cash-free environment. Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
Accounts for school meals can be pre-loaded with money via ParentPay, which is our preferred method, or by the coin machines located around school.
You have a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password; you will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your username and password for future logins.
If you have two or more children at a ParentPay school, you only need to activate one account to create your ‘main account’ and then add your other children via the Add a child tab on your home page.
Please visit www.parentpay.com and activate your account via the Account Login area on the home page of the site.
ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments for you to view at any point. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
If you have any further questions or require a copy of your activation letter, please contact the school finance office.