The system works the same for all students whether they pay or have a free school meal. All students have their own account to use in the same way.
The amount allocated for the free school meal will be entered into the system by the software daily and will only be accessible at lunchtime.
The system will then allow the required cash amount for each individual student to be allocated to their current cash balance. However, any underspend or missed dinner will be identified by the system and will not be added to the next day’s balance.
Students may also add extra cash to a balance to enable a greater daily spend than allocated by their free meal allowance. As this allowance can only be spent on a school dinner, extra cash added into the system can also be used for break time snacks.