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Ridgewood School

Ridgewood School

School Meals

We operate a cashless catering system at Ridgewood.  This system means that lunch and break time queuing time is reduced, as students use their finger template or a pin code for their account which has been preloaded with money to pay for their meal, eliminating the time spent counting out cash and change. In line with current legislation, we operate an ‘opt in’ policy for the biometric system.  If you choose not to have your child registered on the biometric system, a 4 digit PIN code will be allocated. 

Alongside the new cashless catering system, we have introduced a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips and much more online, using a secure online service called ParentPay. We are actively encouraging all parents to use ParentPay for school meals and trips. Accounts for school meals can be preloaded with money via ParentPay.

New to ParentPay?

You have a secure online account, activated using a unique activation username and password; you will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your username and password for future logins.

If you have two or more children at a ParentPay school, you only need to activate one account to create your ‘main account’ and then add your other children via the 'Add a Child' tab on your home page. 

Please visit the Parent Pay website and activate your account via the 'Account Login' area on the home page of the site.‚Äč ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments for you to view at any point. Once you have activated your account, you can make online payments straight away. 

Already have a ParentPay account?

If you already have a ParentPay account, either with our school or another ParentPay school, you can simply log in to that account and add your other children via the ‘Add a Child’ tab on your home page. You will need an activation username and password to do this.

Free School Meals

For students in receipt of Free School Meals, the amount equivalent to a daily meal will be allocated to your child’s account each day. Applications for free school meals are now through the school, not DMBC, so please use the link below to apply: