George Pindar School operates a Cashless Cafeteria. This has many advantages including
- Students do not need to carry cash in school
- Money put on the system can only be used for school meals
- Free meal allocation is anonymous at point of sale
- Meals can be taken on either site, regardless of where the money has been paid on to the system
Before purchasing a meal, students need to credit their account. This can be done either by using ParentPay, an online method of payment, cheque or cash.
Students entitled to a free school meal will have their accounts credited with their allowance daily, and it can be used at both morning break and/or lunchtime. This amount can be topped up by parents if they wish.
ParentPay, the online payment system, allows parents to pay for both school meals and school trips online at any time of the day. There is a minimum payment of £10. Payments are usually received onto the cashless catering system within an hour of payment and balances on the catering system as well as meals taken are available to view at the end of each day. This system avoids students bringing cash into school and also avoids them having to queue at the revaluation machines at break time or to pay for school trips.
North Yorkshire County Caterers