Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Payment for School Canteen Food

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please can we send a reminder to you that the preferred and easiest way to pay for food in the school canteen is via the online payment system - ParentPay.

This allows you to add credit to your child's account to spend in the canteen without them having to queue to add credit to their account. There has been a small number of students trying to pay for each meal as required. Even this small number significantly increases the queueing time, causing frustration for others using the canteen. Please can we therefore ask that, if you really have to bring cash into school, that you send a minimum of £10 in an envelope with your child, and ask them to add this credit in the canteen BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS, that is, prior to 8.45am each morning. The canteen is open from 8.15am.

If you need assistance with using ParentPay, please contact the finance team, through the main school number: 01362 697981. On a related issue, we are investigating alternative 'cashless' systems for the canteen, and hope to introduce a more sophisticated system by Easter time next year.

Thank you