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School Meals and Breakfast Club

The school dining room has a wide variety of food on offer during break and lunch times.  Please click on the links below to find out more information on the food available and prices from Caterlink: 

Caterlink - catering services at Putteridge High School

Price Increase - Letter from Caterlink

News from Caterlink

Click here for allergen information

Cashless Catering 

Payments can only be made online, please note we are unable to accept any cash to pay for a school lunch. 

ParentMail - Dinner Accounts

To make a payment online please log in to your ParentMail account using the link below:

ParentMail Login

Any queries, please contact the Central Admin Team.

What is Cashless Catering?

It is a unique system which allows parents and carers to prepay for student meals.  It allows you to pay in instalments to suit you and gives you confidence that students no longer need to carry money around school.

Cashless Catering is a completely confidential system for parents, carers and students giving them peace of mind when wanting to buy school meals.

Why Cashless Catering?

Cashless Catering is generally the more convenient way to purchase food.

A cashless system enables food to be served more efficiently, keeping queues to a minimum and giving students more time during the lunch break.

Gives you the confidence that your child can have a pre-paid meal at lunch time and you can check that they are spending your money on appropriate food items.

Students in receipt of free school meals use the same system and no one needs to know where the money on the account comes from.

A cashless system can help promote healthy eating. Parents and carers can view historic transactions, account statements, meal choices, new items for payment and even the school menu.

How Biometric Works

Cashless Catering using the biometric system uses a unique pin number system created from scanning the user’s index finger. The scanned image is converted into a unique number. This information is stored confidentially and cannot be used by any other source for identification purposes. 

Once the account is set up, the finger scan is discarded and only leaves a number trace.

Students can then offer to pay for their meals by placing their finger on the scanner which authenticates the user and debits the account appropriately.  This is convenient as students are unlikely to lose their finger!


Breakfast Club

Starting at 8.00am and finishing at 8.30am (last food served at 8.25am), Breakfast Club will take place Monday to Friday and food is available from 'The Hatch'.  As with break and lunch, Students are able to purchase food using their fingerprint, so please ensure your child has money on their account. For students who receive free school meals, food served at the breakfast club is free of charge. As always, we expect our students to be in full uniform and demonstrate high standards of behaviour; sitting down whilst eating, clearing away their own plates/rubbish and to be polite and well mannered with the catering and duty staff. Please note, this is not a facility for early drop off.

Students will only be permitted to enter the school building at 8.00am if they are wishing to purchase breakfast. Any students arriving early will wait outside, as normal.


School Lunches

Winter Weekly Menus (from 31st October 2022)


Please see price list from 1st September 2022 below:

Prices below with effective from 1st September 2022 

Cold Meal Deal
Baguette/sandwich and a biscuit/cake and a piece of fruit = £2.60
Students are able to swap the fruit or biscuit/cake for a bottle of plain water or milk for the same price.
Hot Meal Deal
Pasta/Hot Meal or panini and a biscuit/cake or fruit or water = £2.60