Information regarding ParentPay, Biometric Thumb Print, Free School Meals and AIP’s Special Dietary information
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Special Dietary Information for Secondary Schools with Cashless Catering
In adherence with the allergy regulations, which came into effect in December 2014, Alliance in Partnership (AiP) can provide a full and detailed listing of allergens present within our menu range we serve at each school. Each kitchen has listings highlighting any of the 14 EU regulated allergens present in our menu. Further extensive ingredient lists are present on site or with the Nutrition Team in our head office. All of this material is available upon request from the kitchen manager, or from our Quality and Nutrition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any student who has a medical allergy, needs to inform the School who will detail that information on the School Sims system. This information will then be inputted into the cashless system to help aide students at service time.
Once this information is active on the cashless system, the kitchen will support the student in making the correct choices. This does include double-checking items the students have chosen at the till. For example: if a student is identified as having a dairy allergy and chooses cheese on toast the student will be advised to choose another item and one that excludes dairy. The onus is with the student to make an informed decision based on their own understanding of their allergy.
Items that are naturally Gluten or Dairy free are highlighted with signs on the service counter to aid student choice. We do not specifically provide an allergy free menu on a daily basis.
We don’t use any nuts (either peanut or any tree nuts) in our kitchens. Neither do we use any ingredients that contain nuts in our kitchens.
May Contain Labels
All our kitchens purchase ingredients from a centralised buying list. Each item is analysed by a nutritionist before being allowed on the list. Any item that carries a ‘may contain’ label is researched with the manufacturer before being allowed on the list. We may only allow items that carry a ‘may contain’ label if the manufacturer can provide proof that nuts are produced in a separate manufacturing building or area. We do not allow items carrying the ‘may contain’ label where the product is produced on the same production line.
Coconut – Coconut is not considered a nut and does not fall into the peanut or tree nut allergy categories. We do use coconut in our kitchens.
Sesame – All our kitchens do contain Sesame.
If you have any further questions regarding our policy, our nutritionist will be happy to speak with you. You may contact us at email@example.com or 0121 420 3030.
If applicable, please complete the attached Carbohydrate/Allergen Request Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further contact details are contained in the forms below.
Click HERE to access the forms.
To make it more convenient for parents to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs and much more online, we use a secure online service called ParentPay. We therefore no longer accept cash and cheque payments. This helps make the school a cash-free environment and eliminates the need for students to carry cash throughout the day thus reducing the risk of bullying. . Parents who wish to continue making payments by cash may do so by using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores:-
To make life even easier, if you have more than one child in our school or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create just the one account for all your children.
To register please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email address, your child(rens)’s name and tutor group. If you require a Paypoint card please also confirm this in the email.
How to get started with Parentpay…
Once you have been registerd and received your activiation username and password, you can:
We also operate a cashless catering system, which provides a more efficient, faster and ultimately better quality of service. This system incorporates the latest technology. a It is also biometric (see Information sheet below) so there is no need for students to carry a card as the system will recognise the thumb of your child at the revaluation pay points and at the tills.
We register students on the transfer days in July, and as such no cash will be accepted at the Till Points once they return in September. All students will be given training on how to use the system.
Any amount of money can be paid into a student’s account and any money spent on food & drink will be deducted on a daily basis.
The benefits that the biometric system brings to the school and your child are:
Biometric is simply a method of identifying an individual person. We will be using an algorithm based scan, which reads between 50 &130 points on the finger/thumb. It is not a fingerprint in any way, shape or form and is only used in the cashless system. See example below
For further information please click the links below:
Is your son/daughter missing out on money they are entitled to which will increase their chances of success in their education?
If you are in receipt of any of the following your son/daughter may be entitled to free school meals…
…and therefore be entitled to the Pupil Premium
To apply for Free School Meals online or to download the form please click HERE