Cashless Catering System

Therfield offers a Biometric Cashless Catering System that holds each users details, balances and transactions centrally. Accounts can be topped up using the revaluation units located within the school canteen. Accounts can also be credited by Debit/Credit Card via a secure online payment facility.

There are number of benefits to using this system:

Removes or reduces the need for students to carry cash
The students account can be credited by parents/guardians using cash, cheque or online directly to the school or by the student at a remote wall mounted revaluation unit. The option for the parent/guardian to pay directly to the school ensures the money is spent in school and not elsewhere.

Removes the opportunity for bullying and improves student welfare.
The biometric system means that the accounts hold no monetary value and the student either does not carry cash or less frequently, resulting in the opportunity for bullying being reduced.

Removes the ‘free school meal’ stigma
Students entitled to a ‘free school meal’ allowance have an account like all others so the stigma is removed. The ‘free school meal’ allowance is automatically allocated by the biometric system on a daily basis. Unused meal allowance is removed daily and does not accumulate as a balance on the students account.