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join millions of parents on parentpay

Note* As part of the ParentPay launch process, our cashless online services for school catering will be unavailable from noon on Friday 22nd December to Sunday 7th January. Cashless payment will be available from the 8th January 2024 via ParentPay

ParentPay - our new online payment service


We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and uniform via a secure website called ParentPay. You will be able to pay online using your credit / debit card or continue to make cash payments at PayPoint stores. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.

As part of the launch process, our cashless online services for school catering will be unavailable from noon on Friday 22nd December to Sunday 7th January. Cashless payment will be available from the 8th January 2024 via ParentPay.

You will be able to login to ParentPay using your activation code straight away, however you will not be able to see cashless balances until 8th January 2024.

For more information visit www.parentpay.com

All children at HLC Secondary are given a pin which is linked to lunch money machines in school. There are 2 cash machines which are located in the Secondary Canteen and the Community Reception area. Both cash machines do not accept 1p or 2p’s.

ParentPay Parents Overview

Lunchtime Arrangements

If your child is entitled to free school meals then their card will be charged to the value of a free school meal for each day. This means that no student will have to use a different system for free school meals and ensures that they do not feel that they are singled out when using our catering facilities.

Free School Meals

Pupils will not be allowed to leave the site at lunchtime unless they are going home for lunch. We will require a letter from parents requesting this and the student will then be issued with a special pass.

Lunchboxes

If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch into school then we urge parents to ensure that it is healthy and meets the recommendations for children’s diets. Fizzy drinks and sweets are discouraged. Healthy snacks will be available for our students.

Water

All students will be actively encouraged to drink water during the day. Students will require a water bottle which is durable and will not leak. Students will be able to fill these bottles during the day.


ACTION ON SUGAR!

This year Public Health England have released new recommendations for industry to reduce sugar in food. Autograph are committed to supporting pupils to achieve a healthy diet and our Eat Well Live Well strategy includes the following commitments to reduce sugar:

  • Desserts

    Our homemade desserts are developed by our Executive Chef to reduce the amount of sugar and include healthy ingrediants such as wholegrain cereals, fruits and vegetables.

  • Drinks

    All drinks are compliant with the School Food Standards Healthy Drinks List.

  • Confectionary

    We do not serve any confectionary.

  • Suppliers

    We work closely with our suppliers to source nutritionally preferable ingrediants which are lower in suger.

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Classroom Cooks

HLC's Veggie Bolognaise Dream with Pasta Twists

Well done to all of our mini menu developers who have created some truly fantastic dishes for your child to enjoy. Autographs Chefs and Nutritionists were very impressed with the love of good food and understanding of the benefits of eating well!