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Fuel Zone Arrangements - August 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

School Meals Payments Interim Arrangements

 

Introduction

Glasgow City Council is driven to reduce the exposure to cash handling in our establishments and during the academic session 2020/21, we will be introducing an online payment system in our schools for all purchases including trips, concert tickets, uniforms and school meals. However, as Glasgow has a substantial number of establishments, this will take some time to implement across the city.

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, concerns around cash handling have been heightened and therefore, we will be making some changes to our meals payments processes.

 

Interim Procedures

We will be introducing interim measures to remove cash handling for the payment of school meals.

Please note that the free school meal and morning provision will revert to the pre lockdown eligibility criteria. https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/schoolsandlearning

 

How payments will be made

From 17 August, schools will not accept cash for school meals and morning provisions. Payment will be by BACS transfer only. Payments will be made:

  • in advance - parents can pay weekly/monthly/termly (see table of payment rates)
  • by BACS transfer
  • by the close of business on the Friday, for the following week (the first payment will be due by Friday 14 August)
  • using unique reference numbers per child (one for morning provisions and one for lunches)

 

What this means for parents

You must contact your child’s school who will provide you with the unique reference number(s) for your child.  These will be provided to you by email for clarity. 

When making a payment, you must include your child’s reference number. If you do not do so, the payment will not be traceable.

 

Reference Numbers

Each child will have two unique reference numbers. One for morning provision payments and one for lunch payments. Each reference will consist of 13 characters. For example, 123B123456789 and 123L123456789. If your child only has morning provision or lunch, you will only require the one appropriate reference number. If they have both morning provision and lunch, you will require both.

Please note that as this is an interim process, you will require to make separate payments for both morning provision and lunch for each child.

Payment Table

Lunches

     

Morning provisions

     
               

Period

No of Days

Cost

 

Period

No of Days

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

5

£9.50

 

1 week

5

£10

 

4 weeks

20

£38.00

 

4 weeks

20

£40

 

To October Break

37

£70.30

 

To October Break

37

£74

 

Term 1

84

£159.60

 

Term 1

84

£168

 

Term 2

58

£110.20

 

Term 2

58

£116

 

Term 3

45

£85.50

 

Term 3

45

£90

 

Full Year

187

£355.30

 

Full Year

187

£374

 

               

Rate = £1.90 per day

   

Rate =

£2 per day

 
             
               

Term 1

17 Aug - 22 Dec inc

         

To October Break

17 Aug - 8 Oct inc

         

Term 2

6 Jan - 1 Apr inc

         

Term 3

19 Apr - 24 June inc

         

 

Please note that we are unable to accept cash for school meals and no refunds will be made for non-attendance.