Tucasi online payment system
The school now operates a new cashless system for the payment of school meals called 'Tucasi' (SCOPAY), we no longer accept cash or cheques in school. All parents will receive a letter instructing them how to register for an online account (this will include a link code) and a barcoded letter. The new system allows parents to top-up their child's account at any time through convenient payment options :
- online - Using a debit card via Allpay's internet payment services - www.scopay.com
- over the counter - by presenting the barcoded letter at any Paypoint outlet
- through the scopay app - available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play for your smartphone.
All children using the system will have a finger scanned. This scan is converted into a unique identification number, please be assured that no register of the scan is kept and it is impossible to reconstitute a fingerprint from the numeric reference, it can and will only be used for the purpose intended. To enable us to use a scan of a child's finger a parent must register online and agree to the use of biometrics.
If there are any concerns or further information is required please contact the School Kitchen Manager on 01582 410650 or go to www.tucasi.com
Free School Meals
In certain circumstances, parents may be able to apply for free school meals for their child.
There are many advantages to being registered for free school meals even if your child does not choose to eat it. Schemes such as the Government’s computer and home internet access and free residential visits to Dell Farm are dependant on being registered for free school meals.
Free school meals can be claimed if the family is in receipt of:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit and you are not receiving Working Tax Credit and with an HMRC-assessed household annual income less than £16,190
- Guarantee Pension Credit
- Support from National Asylum Support Service
To see if you qualify and to apply for Free School Meals, please visit www.luton.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or telephone customer services on 01582 510346
Please talk to one of our school Family Workers if you would like advice or assistance in applying for free school meals.
A one third pint carton of milk is available to children on a daily basis. This is paid for half termly in advance. Refunds or credits for absence are not practicable. A letter is sent home at the end of each half term to explain the cost of milk for half a term. We request that any money be brought into school in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and class written on the outside and labelled ‘Milk Money’. Cheques for milk money should be made payable to Foxdell Junior School.
Following a review of the schools expenditure of Pupil Premium funding, it has been decided that parents of children that are currently entitled to Free School Meals will also be able to have milk free of charge.
As part of our Healthy Eating Policy, and to encourage our children to eat fruit at playtime, a selection of seasonal fruit is available for the children to buy at cost price (generally 20p per item) Children can purchase Fruit Tokens at the stationery shop every Friday, where they will be sold for 20p each, children then exchange them for one piece of fruit each day at playtime. Money can also be sent into the School Office in an envelope marked 'Fruit Tokens' and with your child's name, class and the number of tokens you wish to buy.
Children that are currently on the Free School Meals register can have one piece of fruit free each day. Please contact the School Office for a form to complete.