Paying for school meals

Cashless and online payment for school meals

Depending on what secondary school your child attends, we offer different options to pay for school meals.

Biometrics systems and cashless card systems

The following schools operate a biometrics and cashless card payment system:

  • Bedwas High
  • Blackwood Comprehensive
  • Heolddu Comprehensive
  • Idris Davies 3-18 (Was Rhymney Comp)
  • Islwyn High School (Was Pontllanfraith & Oakdale Comp)
  • Lewis Girls Comprehensive
  • Risca Comprehensive
  • St Cenydd Comprehensive School
  • Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni (Y Gwindy site)

Some of these schools are also able to take payments for school meals online and further details are available in the document below.

Cashless cards continue to work alongside the biometric system, this allows for a mixture of cards and biometrics to be used.

Biometric systems uses finger-scanning technology. When finger scanning is used, it measures a number of reference points and turns this information into a digital signature. This unique digital signature is stored on the catering system and the image of the fingerprint is then destroyed.

This system allows your child to put money on to their account via a cash revaluation terminal  located in the school (or in certain secondary schools payments for school meals can be made online) and is then used to pay for food and drink in the canteen

How much?

A two course set main meal for a secondary school child is £2.35. We offer a wide range of food and drinks so please see our latest prices for further details.