Cashless Catering

The Billericay School operate a cashless catering system. This System reduces queues at lunch time, provides anonymous free school meals to pupils and allows monies to be pre-paid for dinner money. Further information on the system provided by Nationwide Retail Systems Limited can be found at

The school requires the consent of at least one parent in order that biometric data for your child can be processed and parents are asked to complete the consent form.

This system provides an efficient quality of service, as well as a number of clear benefits for students and parents. This system incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for students to carry cash. It also will provide anonymity for those entitled to free school meals.

How to credit your child's account for Cashless Payment

We have chosen a biometric system which will recognise the thumb of each child at the tills. Parents will pay for meals by crediting the student’s “ParentPay” account details of which can be found on the Parents page of this website or by clicking here. Any amount of money can be paid into a student’s account, and money spent by your child on food and drink will be deducted on a daily basis. All students and staff will be given training on how to use the system and may use it at breakfast, morning break and lunch service. A daily ‘spend limit’ of £5 is programmed into the system, but this can be decreased (or increased) for an individual student by request . i.e. the parent can set a daily limit appropriate to their own circumstances. If you do not know your ParentPay ID and password a request form is attached to the letter at the foot of this page or email A new ID and password will then be forwarded to you.

Important Information about the Consent Form

The school requires the consent of at least one parent in order that biometric data for your child can be processed and we therefore ask parents to complete the consent form. The preference of the school is to use biometrics as this is more secure and faster than any other method of identification and we appreciate your co-operation in this regard. If, however, you do not wish your child to be registered using biometric data, a PIN number can be allocated. Please return completed forms to the main school office as soon as possible for the attention of Student Data. You will find the form below in Word or pdf format. Please note that if consent is not received to enable registration, the student will not be able to make catering purchases. Many thanks to all those who have returned the consent forms for enrolment for cashless catering. Please complete and return your form even if you usually provide a packed lunch. If you have completed your form, please just double check with your son/ daughter that they have handed it in to the office.

Cashless Catering Consent Form (Word Document)

Cashless Catering Consent Form

Information sent home about Cashless Catering

Cashless Catering Benefits

Cashless Catering FAQs updated 2017