Cashless catering

Cashless Catering

Some of our schools have a system in place which provides a personalised cashless catering account that allows you to pay efficiently and securely for school meals online, reducing wait times for pupils and allowing more control over spending for parents/carers.

Impact is a secure online payment system that replaces cash payments.  With Impact, parents and carers can pay for their child’s school meals online using a debit or credit card.

What schools have this facility in place?

  • All secondary schools
  • Lenzie Meadow Primary
  • Lairdsland Primary
  • Thomas Muir Primary
  • Holy Trinity Primary
  • Meadowburn Primary
  • St Nicholas Primary

What are the benefits?

  • It’s quick and simple to use.  That means no more searching for loose change before the school run.
  • It ensures anonymity for free school lunch pupils.
  • It’s secure. The system protects your details and means children no long need to carry cash to school.
  • It’s for everyone.  All parents and carers will be able to access Impact to see their child’s account and you can choose to top up offline too by making a payment through our Customer Services Team.

How do I get started?

Parents/carers with children at secondary schools will be issued a letter containing a unique PIN and pupil reference number. Unique PIN codes will be the only method of identification for pupils across all secondary schools; cash and cheques will no longer be accepted. 

Your pupil’s online cashless catering account will require to be topped up in advance of purchasing school meals; the following information will be required:

  • Name of pupil
  • Registration class number
  • Unique PIN Code
  • Pupil reference number [insert 00 before your given number]

The system will then guide you through the payment process. Only payments made before midnight will be credited to your child's cashless catering account the following morning; the minimum online payment is £5.00.

If you do not have access to the internet, then please call our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 4510 and select Option 1.

How can I find out more?

 Read our frequently asked questions information sheet.