New Catering Arrangements

From Monday 5 November 2018, all of the food at the academy will be provided by a new company called Educaterers. We were very keen to improve our food offer and this was the best solution.

Quality, quantity and choice will be improved and your child will notice the difference immediately. As part of the switch to Educaterers, we need to move to a cashless system. This means your child will not need to bring money each day but will load an account with money and then use his/her thumb, on a biometric system, to pay for food. You will be able to load his/her account with money, either by putting money in a machine at the Academy or by paying online using ParentPay.

We need your permission to allow your son/daughter to have their thumbprint taken. This will only be stored on the academy computer system and provides absolutely no risk at all. For the first two weeks after the holiday we will be able to accept cash, but beyond 19 November all payment for food will be by the biometric system. I know some of you have experienced this in primary schools and it is standard in most secondary schools.

This system will allow you to track, via Edulink, what your child is eating and what they are spending on food. I have included some information about the new company and the system.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Please return all permission slips by Friday 26 October 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Burns
Executive Principal

Biometric Data Consent Form

Educaterers Information

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