Caterlink offer the facility to pay for your child’s school meals online and therefore, this is our preferred payment method. Cash payments are accepted via the School Office, but these should be in exceptional circumstances only. Paying for meals online brings many benefits to you, including but not limited to:
- Your child not having to carry cash
- You can pay for meals in advance, meaning you don’t have to carry change or worry about paying weekly; you can pay up to a term in advance.
- Monitoring when your child eats a meal - the system will update to show you when your child last had a school lunch
- View your child’s balance online; meals will be in credits, 1 credit = 1 meal. The system will be updated twice a week by Caterlink.
As a reminder school meals cost £2.70 per day and the cost of meals for the whole week is £13.50.
In order to pay online, you need to set up an account as a parent, and link yourself to your child. You need to set yourself up on the payment system by visiting https://meals.caterlinkltd.co.uk/meals/sign_in. If you are visiting the system for the first time, you will need to create a new account. To do this click “Register a new account” and enter your child’s Individual Student ID (SIM) and last name (these can be obtained from the School Office). Upon doing this, the system will confirm back to you, your child’s first name and school. If this is correct you will then be required to enter a number of other details to create the account. If this information is not correct please contact the school.
Once the account is created you can log on and top up your child’s account at any time. Please note you can only create one account per child and if you have more than one child at the school, you will need to create one account for each child. If you claim Free School Meals for your child you will not need to register, your child’s account will be updated automatically.
If you have any questions about this system, please do not hesitate to contact the Caterlink team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails will be responded to within five business days.
Please see our latest school menu Caterlink Kent-Spring-Summer-2023-Menu which runs until w/c 16th October 2023.