Cashless and online payment for school meals

Depending on what school your child attends, we offer different options to pay for school meals.

Online and cashless card systems

Some comprehensive schools operate an online and cashless card payment system: please check with your local comprehensive school.

All schools are also able to take payments for school meals online and further details are available in the document below.

Top-up online

Benefits of online and cashless card payment systems

  • Easy online payment solution which allows you to manage and pay for your child’s meals through the following website:;
  • Ability to view statements and check balances.
  • Smartphone App – download the UPAY app to your smartphone and make payments for your child’s school food. Get the App from the Apple App StoreGet the App from the Google Play store
  • Auto top-up – Use this feature to configure your child’s account so that every time the balance reaches a pre-set minimum, a pre-set top-up amount is automatically added to your child’s account;
  • No obvious difference between pupils who pay for meals and free school meal pupils;
  • Your child's meal detail is recorded each day, which means you can keep track of what your child eats.

Free school meals online and cashless card payment systems

The online and cashless card system works the same for all children whether they pay or have a  free school meal. The amount allocated for the free school meal will be automatically added onto the system.

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