There are many issues around pupils bringing cash and cheques into school to pay for meals, trips and clubs. Pupils bringing cash into school may choose to spend their dinner money outside of school grounds, on sweets or fizzy drinks. In other cases, carrying cash can act as a trigger for bullying or simply be lost. Considering these challenges, a growing number of schools are choosing to go cashless to help alleviate some of the problems related to cash in schools.
In return for removing cash, schools and caterers are realising significant benefits including reduced administration time and direct cost savings.
Parents also benefit from the ease of cashless catering, knowing they can top up their child's account online, remove the worry over bringing cash into school and even see what their child has eaten each day.