School dinners online payments system
Our software allows schools and caterers to take control of school dinners orders and payments as well as manage Free School Meals quickly and easily.
Let us show you how the system works.
What can the Dinner Money system do?
You can set up menu cycles and upload meal images.
Then parents log into SCOPAY to select and pay for their meal choices, or top-up account balances.
Run kitchen reports and catering returns.
Making school dinners admin easier
Using this module reduces human error and improves your audit trail as everything is recorded. You can record, report and automate many dinner-related financial tasks, including generating personalised reminders, should parents fail to keep up with payments. This ensures you retain full control over your finances and easily oversee incoming and outgoing payments. Run weekly catering returns and generate Free School Meals reports.
Parents can select, book and pay for dinners in advance via our free SCOPAY app.
Minimise parent debt
To help reduce debt, parents can set up low balance alerts. Also, you can opt to only accept orders when the account is in credit. The easy reporting functionality reduces time spent checking and chasing outstanding payments. Should you need to contact parents for missed payments or send reminders our Communications module works seamlessly and messages can be sent in a few clicks.
Reduce food waste
Up to 78% of food waste in both primary and secondary schools is avoidable.
Without knowing what children will pick, kitchens find it almost impossible to avoid food wastage. Running kitchen reports to cook meals to order will massively reduce waste: great news for the finances!
With this option, you can allow pupils (or classroom assistants) to choose their meals in the classroom, via a computer or interactive whiteboard. Classroom Edition encourages healthy meal choices, and produces an electronic register automatically. It’s accessed via an internet browser, so no additional software is needed.
Classroom Edition also works with our Extended Day module.