Parent Pay Alert:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Daughter's full name
Issue/problem they are facing
Contact number for parent
Taylor Shaw is proud to provide the catering at La Sainte Union.
Taylor Shaw is a well-respected contract catering provider, which has been providing services to the education sector since 1998, with a reputation for using good quality ingredients, all freshly prepared and cooked on site on a daily basis.
The lunch time offer will include a choice of main course dishes, a pudding, a variety of vegetables; pasta option with two different fillings daily, wraps, sandwiches, stone based pizza, full baguettes, various tray bakes, potted fruit and a variety of desserts.
The key elements of our menus include:
- The inclusion of ingredients rich in fibre with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Minimal saturated fats and moderate use of dairy products
- Cooking vegetables to preserve maximum vitamins and minerals
- Using herbs and spices to enhance flavour
We also ensure that our food produced is ‘Red Tractor’ certified, so that all of our suppliers maintain the same high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection as we are.
Taylor Shaw provides a catering service before school, between 8.00 and 8.30 a.m., at break-time and at lunch-time. The company's use of fresh ingredients in all their menus ensures they provide a healthy selection of food to meet a wide variety of preferences to reflect the diverse ethnic community at La Sainte Union.
Once you are registered with Parent Pay (see below) you will be able to see what your daughter eats at school. Individual items are shown for food purchased at breakfast and breaktime and ‘main meal’ will register if she purchases a lunch.
Our Student Catering Committee meets regularly to discuss the food provision. The Committee consults widely with other students and provides the views of students to Taylor Shaw.
Payment for Meals
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 2016, the minimum amount you can pay into your ParentPay account each time you top-up is £12.00. The minimum amount of available credit balance allowed on the ParentPay system is £10.00. 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 £4.00.
Pupils who are entitled to free school meals will have their allowance entered into the system automatically by the school. The free school meal allowance is only permitted to be used for a two-course lunch. If your daughter wishes to buy items for breakfast, break or lunch that are not part of the two-course meal (such as fruit juice), then she can only do so if there is additional money provided by parents for these options.
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.
Please click on the link here for information regarding your Parent pay account. If you have any problems in relation to payments please contact Parent Pay via their website initially (www.parentpay.com). If you continue to have problems, please email Mr H. Rajgor at email@example.com or telephone the school (0207 428 4600).
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 - Camden Free School Meals
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 Parent Pay / Pay Point 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 contact Parent Pay via their website initially (www.parentpay.com). If you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school.
If you have not returned the biometric permission letter dated 7th March, could you please download the letter below, sign and return it back to the school as soon as possible. The letter must be returned regardless of whether or not your daughter uses the canteen.