The school dining room has a wide variety of food on offer during break and lunch times. From the 19th October 2023 Aspens will be our new school meals provider.
If your child has any allergies or specific deitary requirements please complete and return the form below. A copy of this form is also available from our reception.
Payments can only be made online, please note we are unable to accept any cash to pay for a school lunch.
Should your child leave Putteridge with a balance on their account please complete this short form - Catering refund
ParentMail - Dinner Accounts
To make a payment online please log in to your ParentMail account using the link below:
For information on how to upload money to your childs account please click here. Any further queries, please contact the Central Admin Team.
What is Cashless Catering?
It is a unique system which allows parents and carers to prepay for student meals. It allows you to pay in instalments to suit you and gives you confidence that students no longer need to carry money around school.
Cashless Catering is a completely confidential system for parents, carers and students giving them peace of mind when wanting to buy school meals.
Why Cashless Catering?
Cashless Catering is generally the more convenient way to purchase food.
A cashless system enables food to be served more efficiently, keeping queues to a minimum and giving students more time during the lunch break.
Gives you the confidence that your child can have a pre-paid meal at lunch time and you can check that they are spending your money on appropriate food items.
Students in receipt of free school meals use the same system and no one needs to know where the money on the account comes from.
A cashless system can help promote healthy eating. Parents and carers can view historic transactions, account statements, meal choices, new items for payment and even the school menu.
How Biometric Works
Cashless Catering using the biometric system uses a unique pin number system created from scanning the user’s index finger. The scanned image is converted into a unique number. This information is stored confidentially and cannot be used by any other source for identification purposes.
Once the account is set up, the finger scan is discarded and only leaves a number trace.
Students can then offer to pay for their meals by placing their finger on the scanner which authenticates the user and debits the account appropriately. This is convenient as students are unlikely to lose their finger!
Three week menu
We are delighted to offer a FREE Breakfast provision in school for our children.
The breakfast, that is provided by the National School Breakfast Programme runs from (insert times) and includes bagels and a variety of cereals.
The National School Breakfast Programme is funded by the Department for Education and run by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.
Family Action is committed to supporting child development, and believe a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.
In a normal school year, schools are open just over half the year (taking into account weekends and school holidays). This means even where breakfast is available within school, children are still having breakfast at home almost 50% of the time. Below you will find tips, ideas, information, recipes, videos and quizzes to make breakfast time an easy part of your morning routine at home.