La Sainte Union Catholic School

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School Meals




Payment for Meals

Important reminder

The school has updated its advice to parents who are using the cashless payment system ParentPay regarding topping up the cashless catering account or paying for school trips.

As of September 2022, the minimum amount you can pay into your ParentPay account each time you top-up is £2.00. You must maintain a positive in-credit balance. This means you are encouraged to credit the account with as many weeks' payments as you can. Pupils are prevented from overspending with a daily limit of £6.50 (please contact if you wish to change this for your child).

Pupils who are entitled to free school meals will have their allowance of £2.30 entered into the system automatically by the school. Any allowance not used is automatically reclaimed and not rolled over to the next day. If your daughter wishes to buy items for breakfast, break or lunch that exceed the allowance of £2.30, she can only do so if there is additional money provided by parents for the over-spend.

There is no ‘overdraft facility’ on this payment system which means if a student arrives at the tills without the necessary funds to pay for their food choices they will not be allowed to take the food but may be offered a sandwich which needs to be paid for via ParentPay once money has been topped up.

Please click on the link here for information regarding your ParentPay account. 

For parents or students facing issues with any of the following services related to our cashless catering which we provide in school:

  • ParentPay  login issues, topping up their account etc.
  • Biometrics  fingerprint scanning, problems at the till.

Parents or students who require assistance are invited to address their queries to the IT department. 

Alternatively, parents can email: with the following details:

Daughter's full name


Issue/problem they are facing

Contact number for parent


Free School Meals

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals are registered in the same way as other pupils' and payments are made directly into your daughter's account. To apply for free school meals, simply contact Camden Local Authority by visiting the following page on their website:

In order to complete your application, you will need your National Insurance Number.

Parents/carers of pupils who receive free school meals can also set up a ParentPay account if they would like their daughter to be able to purchase additional items. If you have any problems in relation to these payments please email or telephone the school.

Biometric Permission

If you have not returned the biometric permission letter could you please download the letter below, sign and return it back to the school. The letter must be returned regardless of whether or not your daughter uses the canteen.

Biometric Letter