Elutec Academy uses ParentPay, an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, equipment, trips and activities. We do not take cash or cheques for school trips and items. Using ParentPay you can view your child’s lunch balance, and see what has been purchased. We aim to be a cashless school.
Parents will be given a letter containing activation details when their child joins Elutec Academy, if you don’t receive one, contact the finance office and you will be sent one, then follow the instructions in the letter. There are two payment options for paying into your ParentPay account: online payments by card via the ParentPay website; and coin and note payments at the revaluation pay-point in school (for school meals only).
Pay for School Meals
No cash is accepted in the canteen. We operate a cashless catering system using a biometric thumbprint identifier or 4 digit pin code. Biometric is simply a method of identifying an individual person. We will be using an algorithm based scan, which reads between 50 & 130 points on the finger/thumb. It is not a fingerprint in any way and is of use only in the cashless system. Your child will be required to place their finger/thumb on a Biometric sensor twice to obtain a matching template, which only takes a few seconds. If you have chosen to ‘Opt Out’ of this procedure, your child will be presented with a 4 digit PIN Code. All students will be given training on how to use the system.
Any amount of money can be paid into a student’s account, and any money spent on food & drink will be deducted on a daily basis. A daily ‘spend limit’ of £5 is programmed into the system. This can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request to the school finance office.
Pay for School Trips
All school trips are paid through ParentPay. Places on trips are secured through payment or a deposit according to the trip. You can make flexible payments online for residential trips.