School Day


Cashless Catering

Scopay link:


What is a cashless system?

The cashless canteen service has a number of benefits to our school community, including:

  • Allows a faster speed of service through the canteen
  • Keeps Free School Meals anonymous
  • Ensures that dinner money is spent on its intended use
  • Will provide parents with information as to what their child is purchasing
  • A trusted secure solution that is simple and easy to use.

A Cashless Catering System is a solution which is purpose designed to meet the ever evolving needs and demands of the catering provision. The cashless solution allows schools to be better able to provide their students and staff with a faster, more efficient and more appealing meal service.

Registering for school meals online

In order to pay for your child’s school meals online, you will need to have registered for the scopay online payment system.

If you don’t have a account

Please contact the finance department at school, either by calling 01942 727391 and choosing Option 4, or by sending an email to

If you already have a account

If you already have an existing account (for example, for your child/ren at this or another school using Tucasi secure system), log on to your account using your existing username and password.  Select the Link Accounts option from the Your info menu heading and enter the unique online link code (available from the school finance office) to add your account.

How it works

The canteen operates terminals which have built-in readers. When a student purchase items from the canteen they will collect it in the usual way, and proceed to a till.  At this point, they will simply place their finger on the reader. The software will recognise the student, and automatically deduct the value of the items from their account.

Canteen spend limits

To ensure students cannot spend all of the money in the canteen from their account on a single day, there is a spend limit of £5.00 per day. This can be increased or decreased on request by contacting the school.

What if a student does not hold sufficient balance to pay for a school dinner?

There is no overdraft facility on our system, so students MUST have sufficient money on their account to be able to pay for their school dinner. If a student finds themselves without sufficient funds, they should go immediately to their Pastoral Manager and explain the situation. 

Students entitled to free school meals

Any students entitled to free school meals have their accounts automatically credited each day with the free school meal allowance. However, any underspend or missed dinner will be identified by the system and will not be added to the next day’s balance.

Revaluation Machine

The school has one revaluation machine where students can top-up using cash or notes if they wish. This is sited in the main building close to student reception.