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Cashless Catering

Ruskin is going ‘cashless’!

We are pleased to announce that we are moving to an online payments system, which initially will be used to pay for school meals and in the future we hope that all trips, clubs and other activities can be paid for online.  In addition to this, we are installing a new cashless catering system in the restaurant.  The new system will provide us with a more efficient, faster and ultimately better quality of service.

This system incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for students to carry cash throughout the day.  It is also biometric so there is no need for students to carry a card as the system will recognise the thumb of your child at the revaluation pay points and at the tills.

There are a number of benefits for students, parents and the Academy, some of which are explained in the information, attached on this page.

Any amount of money can be paid into a student’s account, and any money spent on food and drink will be deducted on a daily basis.  If your child receives free school meals their account will be deducted in the same way.

We have two payment options available to you – online payments, via SIMS Agora (a separate letter is enclosed) or coin and note payments at the revaluation pay-point, which will be located in Student Reception.

A daily ‘spend limit’ of £5.00 will be programmed into the system.  This can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request to the Academy finance office.

Registration Days for the new Cashless System - Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th July

(Students will be registered in the Academy on one of these days)

‘Live’ date for the new Cashless System - Wednesday 3rd September 2015