We are pleased to announce that we are installing a new cashless system for the catering service at our College.  Our desire is to continue to provide and improve on the quality of the school meal service at our College.

We are sure you will appreciate the advantages the new system will now offer the parents and students of the College.  The system will also enable us to deliver a more efficient, faster service and to continue to provide wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable meals at the lowest cost.

Any students who are entitled to free school meals will automatically have their allocation (currently £2.20 per day) added to their account at the start of each day.

The system will start operation Monday 30th April. All students and staff will be registered prior to this date, be informed of and given training on how to use the system. From this date no cash can be accepted at the food counter ‘Till Point’, but all monies will have to be paid into terminals in advance.

For your convenience and to assist us in our administration of the service, a method of payment by cheque will be introduced. The cheque can be made out to Tonypandy Community College, and placed into the Post Box provided just outside the main reception area – Please write the full Name of Student and Form Group on the back of cheque and place in an envelope. Any amount of money can be paid into your account held within the system, money spent on food will be taken out of the system and you can always check by using the revaluation terminal to see how much you have left. The College is also able to provide you with a report detailing each item of food served, each credit made to the system, for any time period and show a current balance.

There is a daily ‘spend limit’ programmed into the system of £5, this can be increased or decreased for an individual student by making a written request to the College kitchen, although this does not apply to students in the 6th Form.  However, should you wish your child to continue to bring ‘dinner money’ to College, the facility for accepting cash payments for the day or a number of days will of course always be available.

All cash will have to be entered into the system by using the automatic cash terminals and cannot be used to buy food directly at the dinner counters.

They are programmed to accept £20 £10 £5d Notes £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p coins.

For further information, details of the system and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.tonypandycollege.co.uk