|The College operates a cashless catering
system. Each pupil is issued with their own unique account
card (illustrated below). When the card is placed on
a card reader at the 'till' a display shows the pupil's name,
photograph, tutor group and account balance. The selected
food items are entered by the catering assistant and the amount
spent and new balance is displayed.
|As a guide, a pupil having school lunches will
spend an average £10.00 to £12.00 per week from
Breakfast Price List
Break Price List
Lunch Price List
| Money can be credited to a cashless catering
account by three methods:
- Online Payment. This is the school's preferred method
of payment. Parents can now credit individual cashless catering
cards online 24/7 using their credit/debit cards via a company
called WisePay. Payments are transferred straight into the
school's bank account.
username/password access details are given to parents and
there are information pages available on this website. Click
FAQ for help and assistance. Click on WisePay
or the above logo to go to our online payment area. When you
make an online payment it takes approximately 10 minutes before
the credit becomes available on a cashless catering card for
use in school.
|(2) - By Cheque,
payable to 'Comberton Village College' to cover any amount
or period. The cheque should have the child's name, tutor
group and "cashless" written on the reverse. Cheques
should be put into the Cashless Catering Post Box located
next to the Finance Office. Any cheque posted into the box
by 9.00am each day will be processed and the amount will be
available for use at break. If the cheque is to cover more
than one pupil, the names and breakdown should be written
on the reverse of the cheque.
- By Cash into one of the cash units located in the dining
hall and foyer. These accept £20.00, £10.00, £5.00
notes and £2.00, £1.00, 50p, 20p and 10p coins.
Simple instructions are on the cash units. (However,
bringing cash into school is not encouraged and parents are
asked to use online payment or cheques whenever possible)
is a default spending limit of £6.00 per day set by
the system. This amount can
be changed by parents, at any time, by written request to
the Finance Office.
|The system does not give
credit. If a pupil forgets to
bring money to top up their card, they should go to the Finance
Office who will issue a form to use at the till. This will
enable them to spend up to £2.00 for food and drink.
This amount will need to be cleared by the next school day
and the account recharged with money before further purchases
can be made.
|Similarly, if a pupil forgets to bring their
card, a form can be issued by the Finance Office.
|If a card is lost or damaged, no money is
lost. The Finance Office should be notified and a new
card will be allocated and the old one cancelled. Any balance
on the lost card will be automatically transferred to the
new card. The new card is ready for use immediately. Due to
the high cost of the cards the first card is issued free but
a £4.00 charge will automatically be deducted for a
|Please note that the card can also be used as
a library card at the College Library.
Intake Pupils - September] Parents will be advised when
the cards are ready for collection and when payments can be
made online. Until then money can be paid at any time prior
to the start of term by bringing a cheque, (with your child's
name and tutor group on the back) to the School
Shop or by putting it in the deposit box outside the Finance
Office. The cheques will not be cashed until the beginning