School Catering Lunch & Trip Payments
Teddington School restaurant provides a varied menu which includes both hot and cold meal choices. Food is available throughout the day from 7.30am to 3.15pm and a limited selection is available to students at the end of the school day.
The school’s catering is contracted to Cucina. All meals are made on-site by skilled catering staff, from fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients. The combination of quality cooking, fresh ingredients and good value has made the restaurant the most popular meal option for students.
In addition to the main restaurant area, we have an outside eating area for those who prefer to dine “al fresco”. Students who prefer to bring a packed lunch are welcome to use both the restaurant and the outside area, and students are welcome to switch between packed lunches and school meals freely any time they want. Students can also purchase a smaller range of drinks and snacks from the Café, located in the main Atrium.
Payments - Parentpay
Teddington School operates a cashless payment system called Parentpay. Purchases are paid for by a student card avoiding the necessity to bring money into school. Parentpay is also used to pay for your child’s trips.
Each student will be supplied with their own card when joining the school. Prior to this, parents will be provided with a username and password for access, with instructions on how to use the system, including adding funds to you child’s account so they have funds for the start of the new term.
The card can then be topped-up by credit or debit card using the secure online payment system, which also provides the ability to view the last four weeks’ purchases. You can also pay in cash at local PayPoint stores.
Lost or damaged cards can be replaced at a cost of £5 by visiting Student Services which is located on the ground floor Main Reception. Cards are generally available to collect the following day. Students without a card are still able to purchase from the restaurant.
Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide credit/overdraft facilities for students. If your child has insufficient funds on their account please provide a packed lunch for them to bring to school. The School’s policy is that we would never allow a child to go hungry and will always endeavour in an emergency situation to provide a meal; in this instance you should call 0208 943 0033 or email Student Services.
Students eligible for free school meals automatically have their card credited each day, and they can use this allowance at lunch time to purchase any two items. The system is “invisible”, so students are not aware who is claiming a free school meal. Parents can top up these accounts in the same way as any other account if they want their child to be able to spend more than the free school meal allowance or to make purchases at times other than lunchtime.