Paying for school meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals.
Unless you are eligible for benefit-based free school meals you will need to pay for school lunches from the start of Year 3.
School meals are great value at only £2.25 a day.
School meals should be paid for:
- online using Joinos website
- before they are taken
- preferable a week in advance
Paying online means that you can do this at a time that's convenient for you.
Pay for school meals online at www.joinos.com
Secondary Schools - A new cashless system
Have you registered to set up your Parentpay account to pay for school meals?
Schools using Parentpay - Churchill Community College; John Spence Community High; Longbenton High; Marden High; Monkseaton High; Norham High & Whitley Bay Community High
As part of our work to make school catering Covid-Secure, from the start of the new term in September, Catering Services will operate an online cashless system, Parentpay, for the payment of school meals. This system will ensure all our students are able to pay for school meals safely without the risks associated with handling cash and without the need to use biometric data. Cash will no longer be taken at school, but our new casshless system will offer parents and students a range of ways to pay onsite or online. You must set up an account as soon as possible and you will have already received your Parentpay activation details and QR code by email or letter.
Students who are entiltled to Free School Meals will always remain anonymous as all student accounts are accessed the same way. Your child's account is credited with £2.25 per day when they are in school. Additional purchases or over spends on £2.25 need to be paid for, using your Parentpay account.
Register and Pay for school meals online at www.parentpay.com
For FAQ's and more information www.parentpay.com/parents/
Here are some helpful video's to help you with Parentpay
How to activate your Parentpay account? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/knza87f1wm
How to add a child to an existing Parentpay account? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/i256ib6jp0
How to make a payment by credit or debit card? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/ae1fqykk8d
How to set up a bank transfer and make a payment? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/2b3xg3890m
How to top up the Parent account balance and make a payment? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/6gv94ydrbj
How to set up alerts and send messages? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/6a217ihl3g
How to view the transaction history? https://parentpay.wistia.com/medias/kst5q557ok