Cashless Catering – School Meals
Sharples School operates a cashless, biometric system for all food and drink bought in our dining room. The most frequently asked questions related to payment are outlined below.
My Child At School MCAS
We would prefer all parents to use our e-payment method as we move forward in our attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school. This system may be used to pay dinner money, trips, etc. using a very secure website/App called MCAS. Please visit the MCAS section of our website for full details (click here).
Payment by Cash
Cash Coin terminals are located near pupil reception and on the maths corridor. The Cash terminal will accept £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p coins (1p, 2p, 5p coins cannot be used).
Payment by Cheque
- a) Make cheques payable to Mellors Catering Services
- b) Write the name of your child and their form on the back
- c) Place in envelope and write name of your child and their form on the envelope then seal it (if more than one child include both with £ amount next to each name).
- d) Hand envelope into pupil reception between 8.30 a.m. and 8.40 a.m.; this can be done every day and will ensure Commercial Services staff are able to load the correct amount onto your child’s account.
Pupils can use the Cash Coin terminals at the following times: 8.15 a.m. to 8.40 a.m. 10.40 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. (morning break) 12.40 p.m. to 1.15 p.m. (lunchtime) 3.05 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. (after school) A total spend limit of £4 per day has been set up for food and drink purchases.
New pupils will need to bring £2.50 or a packed lunch on their first day. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, this will be available. All pupils will be registered on the system as part of their first day induction.