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Pay for school meals
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Pay for school meals and other services

Cashless catering

We operate a cashless catering system at all our schools including Additional Support Needs (ASN) schools.

iPayimpact can be used to purchase school meals and snacks but will also be used for:

  • trips
  • events
  • tickets
  • the school shop 


Allows you to:

  • pay for school meals online (and any trips or music tuition fees that the school has added)
  • monitor what meals your child has been buying
  • check your balance
  • set up an automatic direct debit or top up at your convenience


You can read more about iPayimpact in the frequently asked questions (PDF, 213kb).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Facilities Management Support Team at

Facial recognition

If consent is received, facial recognition will be used for authenticating all secondary school pupils that require access to school meals and/or snacks, including those eligible for free school meals.

Consent forms should be completed and handed into your school:

You can read more about this method of authentication in the frequently asked questions (PDF, 97kb) and information leaflet (PDF, 3.6mb).

Our Data Privacy Notice (PDF, 135kb) is also available for you to view.